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The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming (original 2019; edição 2020)

por David Wallace-Wells (Autor)

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"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"--… (mais)
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Título:The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming
Autores:David Wallace-Wells (Autor)
Informação:Tim Duggan Books (2020), Edition: Reprint, 384 pages
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The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming por David Wallace-Wells (2019)

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This book led me down the path to an existential crisis. Between this book and The End of Ice by Dahr Jamail, I did just that, lapsed into a crisis. Why bother to keep on living? Why care about the environment? It's all going to end with an uninhabitable planet, so recycling aluminum cans and plastic just seems like a big waste.

I'm not kidding when I say that it caused me to think of life as a complete waste of time, and that it was perfectly acceptable to just end it all.

Fortunately that did not happen. My general underlying positive viewpoint fought back. I did not want to see my beautiful wife lapse into this "we have ruined the planet and humans deserve to die off" mindset. I kept reading. And I found a couple of books that saved my sanity.

One was The End of Doom by Ronald Bailey.

The other was Apocalypse Never by Michael Shellenberger.

Those books literally saved my life.

This isn't about being a so-called 'climate change denier' or whatever label you want to sling out. This is about approaching science with a bit of healthy skepticism, about rejecting the concept of consensus as it has *no place* anywhere near the idea of science. It is about regaining hope. It is about learning to care for the earth and our legacy on this planet. ( )
  donblanco | Jan 4, 2021 |
Summary: We are royally fucked. 50 years from now, the survivors will be incredulous at how stupid the planet got ( )
  bermandog | Dec 12, 2020 |
Perhaps the best-written and most frightening book about climate change I've yet read. ( )
  GratzFamily | Dec 2, 2020 |
This book by David Wallace-Wells is a frightening book. Many, many people should read this book,

The book may come across as apocalyptic. It may come across as a book that spells doom and casts a shadow on our sunny lives.

Yet, the weather—the climate—is changing all around us.

David Wallace-Wells has divided the book into bite-sized sections, easy to digest.

The first part describes what will happen if we don’t act now.
In the second part, he writes about some discussions that are taking place around climate change—the controversies, scientific and political.

Last, he dives into some fringe groups that exist out there—somewhere.

More important, is his message—we have only one planet, one home.

Definitely read the book. ( )
  RajivC | Sep 6, 2020 |
Incredible book. A must read for everyone.

The book has three main parts and a fourth that is kinda an epilogue.

The first part introduces the problem really quickly and brutally, quickly stating the magnitude of the problem facing us, while also introducing the author, and where he is coming from with this book and with his own perspective.

The second part is the most scientific part of the book, as it goes into detail about each type of possible disaster and what that would mean to the world as a whole. This part, to me, represents the most what the problem actually is: it is not a debate about opinion, it's a debate about facts, but not of *if*, but of *when* and *how*.

The third part is the best one, for me. David analyses the aspects of our lives, such as capitalism, pop culture, ethics and the very idea of progress; and how the will respond to the effects of climate change. This session defined the books that I will read next.

I think this is a book to change the way you think about everything. ( )
  melosomelo | Aug 6, 2020 |
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“The Uninhabitable Earth” by David Wallace-Wells is the most terrifying book I have ever read. Its subject is climate change, and its method is scientific, but its mode is Old Testament. The book is a meticulously documented, white-knuckled tour through the cascading catastrophes that will soon engulf our warming planet: death by water, death by heat, death by hunger, death by thirst, death by disease, death by asphyxiation, death by political and civilizational collapse.
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"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"--

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