So nice and so sad. Elizabeth, a science journalist, visits exotic places like tropical rain forests, coral reefs, caves, barren islands and broadcasts a bad news for all of us. Anthropocene is real, and we are causing what scientists believe is the sixth mass extinction of diversity on Earth. Chopped into small chapters, each one explaining a small facet of environmental damage, without being too science-y or emotional, this book strikes a perfect balance between narrative and facts.
Whenever Earth is dragged away from it's ideal equilibrium, it results in mass extinction event through global cooling / warming, falling sea levels, or volcanic eruptions and kills a major fraction of living species. The previous extinctions happened because of slow accumulation unlike the rapid change in the biosphere that we are observing now.
When reading this book, it did not feel like Elizabeth is cursing us for this accelerated environmental damage. Instead, it challenges us, forces us to internally reflect and feel remorse for all the things we did and still doing. In that aspect, this book is a great personal journey. Definitely recommended!