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The Resource The uninhabitable earth : life after warming, David Wallace-Wells

The uninhabitable earth : life after warming, David Wallace-Wells

Label
The uninhabitable earth : life after warming
Title
The uninhabitable earth
Title remainder
life after warming
Statement of responsibility
David Wallace-Wells
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wallace-Wells, David
Dewey number
304.2/8
Index
index present
LC call number
GF75
LC item number
.W36 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nature
  • Global warming
  • Climatic changes
  • Global environmental change
  • Environmental degradation
Label
The uninhabitable earth : life after warming, David Wallace-Wells
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Cascades -- 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. The anthropic principle
Control code
on1084480796
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780525576709
Lccn
2018051268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1084480796
Label
The uninhabitable earth : life after warming, David Wallace-Wells
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Cascades -- 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. The anthropic principle
Control code
on1084480796
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780525576709
Lccn
2018051268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1084480796

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