Saving Wild Places in the ‘Anthropocene’

We’re living in the epoch some scientists call the “Anthropocene”´┐Ż”an age in which human influence touches nearly everything on the planet. Forty years after the signing of the Endangered Species Act, and nearly 50 years after the Wilderness Act, do we need to rethink how we protect nature? Environmental historian William Cronon and environmental geographer Paul Robbins discuss protecting wild places in the age of climate change.

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