• The Uninhabitable Earth
  • The Uninhabitable Earth
  • The Uninhabitable Earth
  • The Uninhabitable Earth
  • The Uninhabitable Earth
  • The Uninhabitable Earth
  • The Uninhabitable Earth
  • The Uninhabitable Earth

The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Popular Science
Paperback Published on: 05/09/2019
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The Uninhabitable Earth
Wear it's science lightly
When 'An Inconvenient Truth' came out 15 or so years ago it surprised a lot of people with it's forward thinking and simple summation of the facts as they ... READ MORE
Cooly
The Uninhabitable Earth
Relentless and terrifying
The Uninhabitable Earth details the many terrible ways in which climate change is going devastate humanity. Relentless and terrifying, this book will anger... READ MORE
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Synopsis

Our Non-Fiction Book of the Month for September 2019 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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141988870
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 247g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm

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The Uninhabitable Earth
Important topic, dreadfully written
I was very disappointed by this book. The writing is simply dreadful - extremely long, convoluted sentences, use of different units for equivalent items (e... READ MORE
Paul Neate
The Uninhabitable Earth
Honest account for the future of our planet
In short, if you’re looking for a book that talks about the future in an optimistic way this book is not for you. Once I picked this up, I couldn’t put it ... READ MORE
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The Uninhabitable Earth
You need to read this.
Starts and ends beautifully and everything else in between is bleak, real and bleak. Many moments I had to put this book down for a moment to compose my em... READ MORE
Annabelle Gill