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The uninhabitable earth : life after warming

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"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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  • 2 of 38 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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14 current holds with 38 total copies.
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Bedford Hills Free Library 304.28 W (Text)
New Book
31003151511752
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06/01/2019
Bronxville Public Library 304.2 W (Text)
New Nonfiction
31004151668865
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05/22/2019
Chappaqua Library 304.2 WALLACE-WELLS (Text)
New Nonfiction
31005600038048
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05/28/2019
Croton Free Library 304.28 W (Text)
New Nonfiction
31006151712304
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05/28/2019
Dobbs Ferry Public Library 304.2 W (Text)
New Book
31007151352216
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06/03/2019
Eastchester Public Library 304.28 W (Text)
New Book
31008152365066
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06/04/2019
Harrison Public Library 304.28 W (Text)
New Nonfiction
31010300182286
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05/23/2019
Harrison Public Library 304.28 W (Text)
New Nonfiction
31010300182393
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05/20/2019
Harrison Public Library 304.28 W (Text)
New Nonfiction
31010300182401
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05/28/2019
Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library 304.28 WALLACE-WELLS (Text)
New Nonfiction
31011151373230
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05/29/2019
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