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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Abundant Earth
Author(s):
Eileen Crist
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226596945.003.0001

Cosmologist Brian Swimme relates a personal story that captures the conundrum of life’s crisis in our time. After hearing the announcement of a meeting of leading life scientists that humanity’s impact is heading the biosphere toward a mass extinction, he went to bed that night deeply disturbed. First thing in the morning, he reached for the ...

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