American Paul Wapner is a professor of global environmental policy and has previously written the book Living Through the End of Nature (2013). Here he considers what nature conservation is according to what Bill McKibbens has called the postnatural.the idea of the demise of wild and independent nature in a time where man-made climate changes, pollution and unrestrained looting of natural resources are ubiquitous. In his new book Is Wildness Over? Wapner discusses how nature's repressed wild side returns and haunts us.
The goal of the modern capitalist world has been to create a safe and comfortable world and to fight all that is unruly and unpredictable. Although there are remnants of a free and uncontrolled nature in the nature reserves, these are also ironically managed, monitored and controlled. Here we can still get a taste of the wild, which "stimulates the soul, exercises the body and raises the spirit." Wapner's book is written as a kind of tribute to the free natureone, but he reminds us in a timely manner that most people have a very limited acceptance. . .
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