Happy Earth Day everyone! Or maybe you shouldn’t be so happy. Rebecca Onion at Slate comments on what seems to be an abysmal literary composition that imagines life after an ecological disaster of
biblical global proportions. Apparently, it ends with women back in the home and men proving their manhood through violence. Though it may be a terrible story, the idea of an ecological apocalypse has been subliminally wished for within the larger story of environmental activism. Ecological redemption in many environmentalist narratives can only really begin with the annihilation of human beings to recover the damage.
So… will you be left behind?