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The Uninhabitable Earth A Story of the Future by David Wallace-Wells

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**SUNDAY TIMES AND THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**


'An epoch-defining book' Matt Haig

'If you read just one work of non-fiction this year, it should probably be this' David Sexton, Evening Standard


Selected as a Book of the Year 2019 by the Sunday Times, Spectator and New Statesman

A Waterstones Paperback of the Year and shortlisted for the Foyles Book of the Year 2019

Longlisted for the PEN / E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award


It is worse, much worse, than you think.


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.


Book information

ISBN:    9780141988870

Publisher:    Penguin Books Ltd

Imprint:    Penguin Books

Pub date:    05 Sep 2019

DEWEY:    363.73874

DEWEY edition:    23

Language:    English

Number of pages:    320

Weight:    250g

Height:    197mm

Width:    128mm

Spine width:    23mm

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