Santa Fe New Mexican

New Yorker staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert won the Pulitzer Prize for her profound and beautifully-written book, The Sixth Extinction. We talk about the history of human impact on the earth, the unique ability of the human species to alter the geology and chemistry of our planet, and how we are responding — and not — to the cataclysmic results of our own assaults on the natural world.








Photo: Barry Goldstein