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The Uninhabitable Earth

A Story of the Future
Narrated by: David Wallace-Wells
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)
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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Uninhabitable Earth, written and read by David Wallace-Wells. 

It is worse, much worse, than you think. 

The slowness of climate change is a fairy tale, perhaps as pernicious as the one that says it isn't happening at all, and if your anxiety about it is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today. 

Over the past decades, the term 'Anthropocene' has climbed into the popular imagination - a name given to the geologic era we live in now, one defined by human intervention in the life of the planet. But however sanguine you might be about the proposition that we have ravaged the natural world, which we surely have, it is another thing entirely to consider the possibility that we have only provoked it, engineering first in ignorance and then in denial a climate system that will now go to war with us for many centuries, perhaps until it destroys us. In the meantime, it will remake us, transforming every aspect of the way we live - the planet no longer nurturing a dream of abundance but a living nightmare.

©2019 David Wallace-Wells (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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awful narrator

had to stop as couldn't really listen to it. the guy had this voice that sounded like he had a bad cold and his voice cracked all the time like he was always starting to cry. serious subject deserved a good narrator. a pity.

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The most important book you'll listen to this year

The significance of this topic is impossible to overstate.

It is surely a must listen perspective regarding the future of our reality on this increasingly fragile being we call Earth.

Well narrated, easy to grasp & at times terrifyingly mind blowing stuff.

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Well worth a listen

The major take away from it for me is that I always saw climate change as sea level rise and more frequent big storms. Where I live ment neither would likely affect me. however this book educated me to the fact that it's climate change and climate effects everything and so it has changed my view of the subject entirely.

it's narrated by the author and not bad but might have been better with a different voice.

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I'd hoped for something balanced....

I'm guessing this was written from a home office simply by assimilating data from the internet, no meaningful analysis. Well done! hope it tops up your pension, as you'll undoubtedly still be around....

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Our likely horrifying future.

An excellent book about the dangers of climate change. The writer looks at each of the environmental difficulties we face, but is not without hope. Whether the hope is justified remains to be seen.

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waffle

this gets boring really quickly for me not what I was expecting worst purchase I've made

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