The Uninhabitable Earth

The Uninhabitable Earth

Life After Warming

eBook - 2019 | eXpress Titles.
Average Rating:
Rate this:
1
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "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, wildfires now rage year-round, destroying thousands of homes. Across the US, "500-year" storms pummel communities month after month, and floods displace tens of millions annually. This is only a preview of the changes to come. And they are coming fast. Without a revolution in how billions of humans conduct their lives, parts of the Earth could become close to uninhabitable, and other parts horrifically inhospitable, as soon as the end of this century. In his travelogue of our near future, David Wallace-Wells brings into stark relief the climate troubles that await—food shortages, refugee emergencies, and other crises that will reshape the globe. But the world will be remade by warming in more profound ways as well, transforming our politics, our culture, our relationship to technology, and our sense of history. It will be all-encompassing, shaping and distorting nearly every aspect of human life as it is lived today. Like An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring before it, The Uninhabitable Earth is both a meditation on the devastation we have brought upon ourselves and an impassioned call to action. For just as the world was brought to the brink of catastrophe within the span of a lifetime, the responsibility to avoid it now belongs to a single generation.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Crown/Archetype, 2019.
Edition: eXpress Titles.
ISBN: 9780525576723
Branch Call Number: 7 DAYS, NO HOLDS
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: cloudLibrary

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
n
naturalist
Apr 25, 2019

Canada’s Changing Climate Report
https://changingclimate.ca/CCCR2019/
“Canada’s climate has warmed and will warm further in the future, driven by human influence. Global emissions
of carbon dioxide from human activity will largely determine how much warming Canada and the world will
experience in the future, and this warming is effectively irreversible.”
and,
“A running list of how President Trump is changing environmental policy – The Trump administration has promised vast changes to U.S. science and environmental policy—and we’re tracking them here as they happen.”
by Michael Greshko, Laura Parker, Brian Clark Howard, Daniel Stone, Alejandra Borunda, and Sarah Gibbens
posted April 11, 2019, at National Geographic
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/how-trump-is-changing-science-environment/

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

  Loading...

Find it at EPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top