A remarkable similarity
It may be that the similarities between her article and mine, published in New Scientist on 5 August 2006, are coincidental, dictated by the logic of the subject and sequencing interviews with the small number of distinguished scientists in this field.
And there are some differences. For example: I interviewed James Orr while she spoke to Chris Langdon; Kolbert was able to meet the scientists face to face while I had only a telephone; and she had more space to spin a yarn - not an option with the procrustean rigours of New Scientist, which is one of the reasons I am writing a book.
Still, if I were her and someone showed me the article that Caspar Henderson had published earlier I would either be quite surprised by how alike the two pieces are, or quite embarrassed.
(The text of mine is attached as a comment to this post. Please contact me directly if you would like a pdf with pictures and graphs)