Bill McKibben Told Me So

A look back at a review of Eaarth

“Earth on Fire” by Cristian I.S. is licensed with CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Eleven years ago, an editor at The New York Times Book Review sent me a book by the author and climate activist Bill McKibben. Though I’m a dedicated freelancer, I write a fair bit for different sections of The Times and whenever The Gray Lady gives me an assignment, I have the habit of assuming a Times-ian, omniscient voice. In the case of this McKibben book, a…