David Wallace-Wells

Deputy Editor at New York Magazine; Author of The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

David Wallace-Wells is deputy editor of New York Magazine, where he writes frequently about climate and the near future of science and technology, including his widely read and debated 2017 cover story on worst-case scenarios for global warming. His new book, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming explores the meaning of climate change—not just what it will do to the planet but how it will shape our politics, our culture, and our emotional lives.

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David Wallace-Wells: The Uninhabitable Earth

May 6 2019 - 12:00pm

At what point does Planet Earth become inhospitable to life – let alone a flourishing human civilization?

In his new book The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, David Wallace-Wells explores how climate change will impact not just the planet, but human lives – including how a five degree increase in temperatures would make parts of the planet unsurvivable.

Rewind: Jonathan Safran Foer and David Wallace-Wells

In this week’s episode we revisit conversations with two writers who confronted the climate challenge with new books in 2019.

In his most recent book The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, David Wallace-Wells explores how climate change will impact not just the planet, but human lives – including how a five degree increase in temperatures would make parts of the planet unsurvivable.