The Uninhabitable Earth

“If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible.”

This is the opening line of a 2017 article by David Wallace-Wells published in New York magazine where he sets out his understanding of what is coming ( ).

He paints a very murky view of the threats facing us. Now he has followed his original article up with a book.

“The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming” by David Wallace-Wells (Tim Duggan Books, to be released 19 Feb 2019)

In an interview with the author:

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” It … means we are engineering our own devastation practically in real time. How much will depend on how we act, how we behave, how we respond.   ” and ” … climate change is obviously an existential threat and it is naive to imagine we could respond to it without some people being scared. ”

Hard words indeed.

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