“Almost no rock, leaf, or cubic foot of air on Earth has now escaped our clumsy signature,” says US essayist Nathaniel Rich. Consider the cane toad. Very quickly the cane toad spread across the nation – bad news, given its habit of exuding poisonous goo when threatened. The cane toad. Second Nature: Scenes from a World Remade by Nathaniel Rich is published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (£22.99).
Source: The Guardian June 13, 2021 12:00 UTC