Analysis William Cronan's "The Trouble with Wilderness"
However, scholars such as William Cronan argue that because of the way we define "wilderness," there are no such places left on Earth. This is one of the central ideas of William Cronan's, "The Trouble with Wilderness." No matter how many hours you drive or the distance you fly, you will not find a "pristine" location on this Earth. William Cronan writes that we must learn to take responsibility for our actions and accept that we are a part of nature. Only then will we be able to live responsibly with the "wilderness". This argument is logical and is well supported by Cronan. Humans have been altering the world around them for thousands of years. Ever since we evolved a large brain, we gained an unfair advantage for survival in the wilderness. We have slowly (until now) adapted to the wilderness around us. Can anyone imagine a world in which the Homo Sapiens never came to be? In what state would the Earth be? There would be no roads, farms, hole in the ozone, large amounts of greenhouse gasses, or cities. The world would