The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

310 pages

English language

Published Oct. 28, 2019

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The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming is a 2019 book by David Wallace-Wells about the consequences of global warming. It was inspired by his New York magazine article "The Uninhabitable Earth" (2017).

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"The Uninhabitable Earth" by David Wallace-Wells is a necessary book. It comprehensively lays out the possible consequences for humans and the earth as a result of climate change. It is immensely sobering stuff. It really hits you hard. I hate to fault such an important book but I found that the parts of the book did not feel like they cohered together that well. The book is essentially divided into three parts - an introductory essay about his growing fears about climate change and fears about the cascading effects of changes that will compound each other. The second looks at twelve different areas that will most likely be affected by climate change. The final part looks at the possible sources of our lack of engagement with the topic or our lack of action. I found the later part the most interested while the introductory essay was something I really had …