For Sierra magazine. Billionaires are flying to space in fossil-fueled rockets to escape the carbon-laden atmosphere and enjoy a few minutes of microgravity. Meanwhile, the highest temperatures ever recorded are searing the earth.
For Lapham's Quarterly. While modern astronomy has widened our understanding of the universe, this scientific culture has severed our deep intimacy with the cosmos.
Selected by Sy Montgomery for The Best American Science & Nature Writing 2019.