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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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  • 11 of 39 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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6 current holds with 39 total copies.
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Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library 304.28 WALLACE-WELLS (Text)
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31011151373230
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05/29/2019
Hendrick Hudson Free Library 304.28 W (Text)
New Book
31016151666780
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07/01/2019
Irvington Public Library 304.28 W (Text)
New Book
31012154436990
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06/27/2019
John C. Hart Memorial Library 304.2 W (Text)
New Nonfiction
31030154847198
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Katonah Village Library 304.28 W (Text)
New Nonfiction
31013151818776
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06/20/2019
Larchmont Public Library 304.28 W (Text)
New Nonfiction
31014152732743
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Lewisboro Library 363.738 W (Text)
New Nonfiction
31032151350531
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Mamaroneck Public Library District 304.28 WAL (Text)
New Book
31015152371267
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Mount Pleasant Branch Library 304.28 W (Text)
New Book
31024250714360
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06/20/2019
Mount Pleasant Public Library 304.28 W (Text)
New Book
31024153607760
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