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David Wallace-Wells: The Uninhabitable Earth

This program is generously underwritten by the Susie Tomkins Buell Foundation.

According to David Wallace-Wells, we’re cooked—literally. In his recent book, The Uninhabitable Earth, Wallace-Wells explores how climate change will impact not just the planet, but human lives—including how a five degree Celsius increase in temperatures would make parts of the planet unsurvivable.

But is panic and doom and gloom really the best way to galvanize a response to climate change? Wallace-Wells asserts that in the U.S. complacency is a much bigger political problem than fatalism. If science and news headlines won’t propel us into action, perhaps fear will?

Join us for a conversation with David Wallace-Wells, deputy editor at New York Magazine and the author of The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, on how climate change will shape our politics, culture and emotional livesKatharine Hayhoe, climate scientist and winner of the 2018 Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science, will be joining remotely from Texas.

May 6, 2019

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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David Wallace-Wells

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

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Katharine Hayhoe

Professor and Director, Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University