Elizabeth Kolbert Stares Down Mass Extinction
In her Pulitzer Prize–winning 2014 book The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert details evidence that human activity is driving the planet toward a sixth mass extinction. Rather than causing her to feel overcome by the horror of one possible future, Kolbert says, writing the book left her wondering: Will we face up to what we are doing? And what's next? Here, she talks about reporting bad news, captivating readers with tales of nature, and turning magazine articles into books.