Bill McKibben, the 2017 Buffalo Humanities Festival Spotlight Speaker, contemplates the significance of Henry David Thoreau’s book, Walden, on the author’s 200th birthday.

“What nature provides is scale and context, ways to figure out who and how big we are and what we want. It provides silence, solitude, darkness: the rarest commodities we know. It provides reality, in place of the endless electronic mirages and illusions that we consider the miracle of our moment.”

Read the rest of McKibben’s article by following this link, What Would Thoreau Think of Climate Change?


image: Thoreau’s quote near his cabin site, Walden Pond.

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