The Uninhabitable Earth

By David Wallace-Wells


I struggled to finish this book… it is a fairly relentless onslaught of facts and data that are concerning and alarming, but unfortunately intermingled with one-too-many slips where an ideological (i.e. socialistic) position taints the argument.

This is frustrating because a book like this has the potential to be a great consensus-builder; but sporadic attacks on “capitalism” and “neoliberalism” creep in, unbalanced by any thorough examination of how the presumed-alternative socialism or communism fared worse when it came to environmental impact (and also, you know, quality of life and the needless death of millions). Holding the opinion that capitalism has been bad for the environment may be fine, but it certainly should not be presented as fact.

Still, a recommended read.