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FCEA Blog: A Response to “The Uninhabitable Earth”

"David Wallace-Wells’ new article, “The Uninhabitable Earth,” suggests that it’s game over for the planet. He tells us that climate change will render large swaths of the planet uninhabitable, and that life for all will, far faster than we typically allow ourselves to imagine, become brutish and precarious. The article has generated debate on whether its depictions of economic collapse, devastating conflict, and mass suffering in a warmer world are alarmist. There need be no debate on that point – this is an alarmist piece of writing. Wallace-Wells paints a near-future hellscape, born of human ignorance and hubris."

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