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The Uninhabitable Earth Book
The Uninhabitable Earth Book
The Uninhabitable Earth Book
The Uninhabitable Earth Book

The Uninhabitable Earth Book


Reading: Environment


Sunday Times and The New York Times Bestseller, The Uninhabitable Earth, is a transformative book which covers everything from the probability of worldwide trough and famine to the risk of total economic ruin. He calls for an environmental revolution, from everyday action to government policy and International cooperation. 

Unflinchingly frank and unapologetically apocalyptic, David Wallace-Wells uses leading scientific evidence, offering the starkest possible warnings about our future. The Uninhabitable Earth is an impassioned, imperative call to action to tackle climate change. 

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Penguin (5 Sept. 2019)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2 x 19.8 cm

David Wallace-Wells, deputy editor of New York magazine, writes about climate change and the near future of science and technology. In 2017 he published a cover story surveying the landscape of worst-case scenarios for global warming that became an immediate sensation. It became the most-read story that the magazine had ever published, reaching millions of readers on its first day. He sparked an unprecedented debate, ongoing still today among scientists and journalists, about just how we should be thinking, and talking, about the planetary threat from climate change.

(Photograph: Linda Nylind/The Guardian)

'In crystalline prose, Wallace-Wells provides a devastating overview of where we are in terms of climate crisis and ecological destruction, and what the future will hold if we keep on going down the same path. Urgently readable, this is an epoch-defining book.' Matt Haig, 'The Book that Changed My Mind' The Guardian

'Clear, engaging and often dazzling' The Telegraph

'A masterly analysis' Nature

'Relentless, angry journalism of the highest order. Read it and, for the lack of any more useful response, weep. . . .The article was a sensation and the book will be, too.' Bryan Appleyard The Sunday Times

'The most terrifying book I have ever read . . . a meticulously documented, white-knuckled tour through the cascading catastrophes that will soon engulf our warming planet.' The New York Times

'Riveting . . . Some readers will find Mr Wallace-Wells's outline of possible futures alarmist. He is indeed alarmed. You should be, too.' The Economist

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