Here on Earth: An argument for hope
by Tim Flannery
Text Publishing, $34.95 pb, 334 pp, 9781921656668
Tim Flannery’s books are not known for their uplifting qualities. The Future Eaters (1994) and The Eternal Frontier (2001) both relate the rapid extermination of hapless (yet presumably delicious) megafauna by the human inhabitants of the Australian and North American land masses, while The Weather Makers (2005) grimly catalogues modern humans’ catastrophic effects on Earth’s climate.