Author: Teresa Ghilarducci
Sherrell describes the villains of the climate crisis in Arendtian terms of the banality of evil. One of these villains is Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under former President Donald Trump. By cutting prosecutions under the nation's landmark environmental laws, the Clean Air Act of 1970 and the Clean Water Act of 1972, by 50 percent and 70 percent, respectively, Pruitt is destroying the world with quotidian bureaucratic decisions. Pruitt is just one of Warmth’s cast of characters, which also includes several of Sherrell’s friends, his unborn baby (who may or may not ever be conceived), a salamander, and you—the reader.
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