Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
The need to remember nature as it was in order to remake a wilder world.
We now live in a new geologic era shaped more by human forces than those of nature. But the environmental crisis we face today, has been underway for hundreds of years. Ours is now a '10 percent world'—a planet with just one-tenth of its former abundance.

On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with journalist J.B. MacKinnon, author of THE ONCE AND FUTURE WORLD. We'll discuss how in order to reverse our damaging course, we need to remember nature as it was, reconnect to it as something meaningful in our lives, and begin to remake a wilder world.

J.B. MacKinnon is the author or coauthor of four books of nonfiction. Besides his latest, The Once and Future World, he is also the author of The 100-Mile Diet (with Alisa Smith), a bestseller widely recognized as a catalyst of the local foods movement; I Live Here (with Mia Kirshner and artists Michael Simons and Paul Shoebridge), a ‘paper documentary’ about displaced people that made top 10 lists from the Bloomsbury Literary Review to Comic Book Resources; and Dead Man in Paradise, the story of a priest assassinated in the Dominican Republic, which won Canada’s highest prize for literary nonfiction.



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