David Wallace-Wells: ‘Why climate The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future 2 days ago   22:57

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According to American author David Wallace-Wells, there is a jarring gap between academic research and how climate change is represented in the media.

His new book, worryingly titled, ‘The Uninhabitable Earth’ is a warning that simply more can and must be done.

In a wide-ranging interview with ITV News Science Editor Tom Clarke, Wallace-Wells describes how he became a “quasi-activist” during his research; how an alarmist approach can be effective; the damning failure of the Paris Agreement and how China could play a key role in reducing global warming.

Full story: https://www.itv.com/news/2019-02-19/david-wallace-wells-the-uninhabitable-earth-climate-change-world-pollution-global-warming-environment-weather/

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The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future David Wallace-Wells: ‘Why climate 2 days ago   04:08

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It is worse, much worse, than you think.

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The slowness of climate change is a fairy tale, perhaps as pernicious as the one that says it isn't happening at all, and if your anxiety about it is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today.

Over the past decades, the term "Anthropocene" has climbed into the popular imagination - a name given to the geologic era we live in now, one defined by human intervention in the life of the planet. But however sanguine you might be about the proposition that we have ravaged the natural world, which we surely have, it is another thing entirely to consider the possibility that we have only provoked it, engineering first in ignorance and then in denial a climate system that will now go to war with us for many centuries, perhaps until it destroys us. In the meantime, it will remake us, transforming every aspect of the way we live-the planet no longer nurturing a dream of abundance, but a living nightmare.

'A profound book, which simultaneously makes me terrified and hopeful about the future' Jonathan Safran Foer

A Times and FT Most Anticipated Book 2019

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