David Wallace-Wells: "The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming"

In this talk, David Wallace discusses the background of his book "The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming", how to talk about this subject without spiraling into despair, and what role technology may be able to play for both mitigation and adaptation solutions.

David Wallace-Wells is the deputy editor of New York Magazine. His article, The Uninhabitable Earth, appeared in the magazine in 2017, he then later published a longer work as a full length book titled "The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming".

David distills a lot of the dry scientific information about the impacts of climate change into descriptions on a human scale. The book starts with a description of effects from various aspects of climate: water, food, oceans, heat, disease, etc. He then describes impacts to society and how we can use this understanding to take action as a civilization to prevent the worst case scenarios.

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