The book is further bolstered by Green’s love of language and reading, with quotes from Sarah Dessen, Susan Sontag and Wordsworth among others. Though the intertextual references often hark to times past – Wordsworth’s poem that begins, “The world is too much with us; late and soon” – the backdrop is the pandemic and the anxiety it produced in Green. The Anthropocene Reviewed is very much a book of the moment, which is to say timely and compelling. I suspect I won’t be the only critic to end the review the following way. Nevertheless, I give The Anthropocene Reviewed five stars.