'On The Backs Of Tortoises' Challenges Us To Consider How Much Of Life Is Intertwined

Nominally an environmental and social history of the Galápagos Islands, it lays bare the entangled issues confronting us as we attempt conservation efforts while facing a sweeping ecological crisis.
A giant tortoise on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands. Source: Education Images/Universal Image

One of the longest-running jokes in The Good Place is about almond milk.

After the big twist in the show's first season, moral philosopher Chidi Anagonye agonized about being condemned to The Bad Place, and decided early on what had tipped the scales: "I used almond milk in my coffee, even though I knew about the negative environmental impact." For ages, it's a running joke that such a particular infraction could be

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