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Talk David Wallace-Wells: The Uninhabitable Earth

David Wallace-Wells: The Uninhabitable Earth

© Mike McGregor

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Genre: Event with live subtitles


David Wallace-Wells reflects on the book that sparked an unprecedented debate about how we should be talking about the planetary threat from climate change.

When Wallace-Wells started interviewing scientists about climate change, he discovered that the things they said off the record were much more troubling than what they were saying in public.

In July 2017 he published a cover story in New York magazine surveying the landscape of worst-case scenarios for global warming.

The article became an immediate sensation, reaching seven million readers in 24 hours, and his book The Uninhabitable Earth has turned into an international phenomenon, hitting the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller lists.

In The Uninhabitable Earth, Wallace-Wells paints a terrifying, unforgettable portrait of the changes warming will wreak on our planet before the end of the century. David Wallace-Wells is deputy editor of New York magazine, where he also writes frequently about climate change and the near future of science and technology.

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Wed 8 Apr 2020, 7:30pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road, Lambeth

Phone: 0844 847 9910

Email: accesslist@southbankcentre.co.uk

Website: Queen Elizabeth Hall

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