The Uninhabitable Earth
I just finished reading The Uninhabitable Earth – Life After Warming, by David Wallace-Wells, recommended to me by my daughter Una, also a member of our group.
I am so impressed by this “brilliant and unsparing analysis of a nightmare that is no longer distant future.” In my opinion this is a book that everybody needs to be aware of, specially those of us in a position to recommend reading to younger generation, our sons and daughters, students, friends…
“This is a profound book, which simultaneously makes me terrified and hopeful about the future, full of regret and new will.” – Jonatan Safran Foer
“One of very few books about our climate change emergency that doesn’t sugarcoat the horror.” – William T. Vollmann
If you don’t mind I’ll just list here titles of the Chapters and Sections:
II. Elements of Chaos: Heat Death; Hunger; Drowning; Wildfire; Disasters No Longer Natural; Freshwater Drain; Dying Oceans; Unbreathable Air; Plagues of Warming; Economic Collapse; Climate Conflict; Systems.
III. The Climate Kaleidoscope: Storytelling; Crisis Capitalism; The Church of Technology; Politics of Consumption; History After Progress, Ethics at the End of the World.
IV. Anthropic Principle.
Last 90 pages of this book are authors notes and bibliography!
Enjoy if you can. Aleks