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The Uninhabitable Earth

A Story of the Future

By David Wallace-Wells
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The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future by David Wallace-Wells

The Uninhabitable Earth (2019) is a terrifying rundown of the horrors which await in an ever-warming world. With poetic brilliance, Wallace-Wells draws from the latest research in climate science to give us an elegant final warning. Runaway wildfires, submerged cities, polluted air and global pandemics – these and other climate-induced catastrophes not only await in the very near future but in some cases have already arrived.

  • Climate-conscious citizens who need it given to them straight
  • Anyone seeking to understand the cutting edge of environmental science
  • Everyone living on planet Earth

David Wallace-Wells is a columnist and deputy editor at New York magazine. He is also a national fellow at New America, a think tank focused on public policy issues ranging from health and gender to the environment.

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