The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

"The Uninhabitable Earth hits you like a comet, with an overflow of insanely lyrical prose about our pending Armageddon."--Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon It is worse, much worse, than you think. 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. In California, wildfir "The Uninhabitable Earth hits you like a comet, with an overflow of insanely lyrical prose about our pending Armagedd...

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Title:The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming
Author:David Wallace-Wells
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:310 pages pages

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  • Bill  Kerwin
    Apr 23, 2019
    In July of 2017, in New York Magazine, David Wallace-Wells published an article on climate change entitled ?The Uninhabitable Earth.? It began with these words: ?It is, I promise, worse than you think.? Now Wallace-Wells has turned that article into a book, and?if anything?...
  • David
    Apr 30, 2019
    This is an exceptional, must-read book about the prognosis for our planet Earth. The prognosis is not a happy one--it is truly depressing. If things continue at the present pace, by 2100, temperatures will rise by more than 4C. Large parts of Africa, Australia, the United States, South...
  • Trevor
    Jun 28, 2019
    One of my favourite Australian novels is Peter Carey?s Bliss. That starts with Harry Joy (isn?t that one of the best names of a character ever?) having a wonderful Christmas party with his family and friends ? he has the perfect life and he could hardly be happier. Then just like...
  • David Schaafsma
    Jul 09, 2019
    "It is worse, much worse, than you think.? That is the first line of this book, which I think is the key book for all of us to to read and read now about the dangers we now face within decades, not centuries, (or what we are already beginning to experience in a very real way) but...
  • Max
    Apr 01, 2019
    I made it to roughly page 50 before the urge to give up overpowered anything else. This is a shockingly bad book, especially given how necessary its warnings are. Every sentence is unnecessarily convoluted; every paragraph is more disjointed and baffling than the next. It's virtually i...
  • Manny
    Jun 29, 2019
    A well-written, straightforward and honest book about climate change. The situation is even worse than I thought it was, and I was already far from optimistic. One of the things the author spells out, which I had not properly grasped before, is that climate change will affect diffe...
  • Charlene
    Mar 18, 2019
    This is journalism done (mostly) right. Not every journalist has the time to devote to a single subject. This is why, despite doing their best at covering various scientific papers in the media, journalists often get the details wrong. They create headlines that are sensational or repr...
  • Jenna
    Apr 29, 2019
    "If we allow global warming to proceed, and to punish us with all the ferocity we have fed it, it will be because we have chosen that punishment?collectively walking down a path of suicide." This book is terrifying but informative. It is terrifying because it is informative....
  • Libby
    May 14, 2019
    David Wallace-Wells is a journalist who?s written articles for New York Magazine and The Guardian. This is his first book, which he admits that people, upon reading, may call alarmist, which would be okay with him because, he states, ?I am alarmed.? With an array of scientific re...
  • Diane S ☔
    Jun 16, 2019
    In no uncertain terms, the author lays out chapter by chapter the damage we in a short period of time, have done to our planet. Damage that is almost certainly irreversible unless some drastic measures are taken, and taken now. From super stroke, to the increased wild fires, flooding i...
  • howl of minerva
    Jun 01, 2019
    Terrifying, scintillating, sobering. The basic content is mainstream scientific consensus and could be gleaned from those arid, aseptic IPCC reports but this is infinitely more readable. In large part, this is an evocation of a world to come but equally it is simply a description of wh...
  • Malia
    Mar 30, 2019
    This is a must-read! The book rattled me (how could it be any other way with a title like Uninhabitable Earth), but maybe that's important given the current situation. I need to think about this for a while longer before I can write a better review, but I certainly recommend it! Fin...
  • Michael Ferro
    Apr 04, 2019
    It is no secret that the human race is hellbent on destroying itself; we invite our own person apocalypse every day that we sit and do nothing. But just how hard will it be for humans to change their ways? What does the future hold in store on this rapidly warming planet if we don't ch...
  • Bonnye Reed
    Jan 05, 2019
    GNab The most frightening thing about this book occurs early on. David Wallace-Wells is NOT an environmentalist, not a tree hugger, not one of us. And he is scared to death. He is frightened to the core, just as we baby boomer earth-mothers are. This is a book to open the eyes of those...
  • Katerina
    Apr 27, 2019
    I really detest the way the author/narrator had to. pause. before. every. word (as if trying to make us realize the whole horror of whatever?s coming our way) but the book made me think a lot, encouraged long discussions with my students and prompted me to actually start recycling pl...
  • Peter Mcloughlin
    Feb 28, 2019
    Covers climate change and the looming climate catastrophe from the angles that hit a modern reader in the affluent countries. It talks about the many dangerous effects of climate change that will be coming to a town near you. It covers our politics that seems paralyzed around this exis...
  • Brooke
    May 04, 2019
    This book has 5-star material, but a 1-star execution. As someone who is incredibly concerned about our planet and our future, I had such high hopes for this book, but I?ve been left frustrated and disappointed. I knew going into it that the topic wouldn?t make for an easy read, bu...
  • Xtine
    Mar 16, 2019
    Covers similar ground as Naomi Klein?s book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, but with less depth & specificity and zero action plan. In spite of pooh-poohing everything from individual lifestyle choices to climate-first candidates, with a ton of what-about-...
  • Radiantflux
    Feb 20, 2019
    32nd book for 2019. Wallace-Wells shows in stunning detail just how bad the global neo-liberal consumption=happiness after-party is going to be, and just how soon the lights are going to come on. We are currently at 1-degree warming. We are going to sail pass the 2-degree barrier...
  • Ryan Boissonneault
    Feb 21, 2019
    Whether or not you will find this book valuable depends on what you?re looking for; if you?re interested in the science of, or evidence for, global warming, or in creative solutions to save the planet, then you are bound to be, like me, disappointed. The book, rather, focuses a...
  • Deanna
    Apr 21, 2019
    A superb and unusual approach to climate change reporting. The author is adamantly not an environmentalist or a nature lover, and not a believer in the effects of individuals to make a difference except when they act to create political change. Though obviously not a denialist,...
  • Paul
    May 09, 2019
    We've been mistreating our home for so long now, we've forgotten that Mother Nature is capable of slapping our arses and sending us to the naughty corner anytime she likes. In fact, I think the slapping has already started. Probably a book everyone on this planet should read, but pr...
  • David Wineberg
    Dec 28, 2018
    The Uninhabitable Earth is not just depressing, David Wallace-Wells? book is a merciless hammering of the reader, a bludgeoning to wake up to the horrors of climate change. It is both hard and unpleasant to read. Two-thirds through, Wallace unexpectedly pauses to say ?If you have m...
  • Kaelan Ratcliffe▪Κάϊλαν Ράτκλιφ▪كايِلان راتكِليف
    Mar 09, 2019
    The End Its time for all of us to stop playing games. This book is a cascade of anxiety inducing; despair magnifying; horror. I had an minor anxiety attack on the thirteenth page. Even Wallace-Wells (the author) commends his readers for reaching a certain stage within his extend...
  • Lena
    Jun 29, 2019
    I?m stopping at 20% because this is just a ripoff of Six Degrees interspersed with the musings of an average, and dislikable, American. The author presents himself as someone who doesn?t really care about nature or in anyway changing the modern American lifestyle he?s living....
  • William
    Feb 15, 2019
    One Million Stars, frying the planet to the collapse of civilisation. But don't worry, the Earth will heal after the terrible fever eliminates the human infection. I confess to having read only 1/4 of this extraordinary work, and then I had to stop. You and I both know that...
  • Lou
    Feb 18, 2019
    The most accurate terminology to describe this book: absolutely terrifying. It has the same impact a fantastic horror movie or novel does but with one very important difference - THIS IS REAL. If this doesn't wake earth's inhabitants up to our self-made, self-inflicted impending doom I...
  • Numidica
    Jul 08, 2019
    The Uninhabitable Earth is a good book for those not yet acquainted with the severity of the global warming crisis. For those of us who have been paying attention to the subject, as I have for over 35 years, it is less revelatory; what I had been hoping for from the book was more of a ...
  • Mara
    Apr 17, 2019
    A book that truly changed the way I look at the world -- it is sending me down an entire rabbit hole of learning more about climate change and what I can do to be a part of collective action. I especially appreciate the anthropocentric approach to Wallace-Wells argument, as I think tha...
  • Lee Bay
    May 12, 2019
    Wow. This book is so incredibly insightful, educational, interesting, real-world-terrifying/real-life-terrifying, and a complete eye opener. These are all things we are actually currently working on. The book talks about (in 2017) scientists look for ways to suck the carbon emission...