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The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

de David Wallace-Wells par Henry McKenzie

publié le 24/03/2020

By reading this koob, you will learn that climate change is the biggest threat humanity has ever faced.

You will also learn:

  • Once-unthinkable natural disasters will become the new normal in the decades to come

  • The likeliest estimates predict that Earth will warm by at least three degrees by the year 2100

  • Every degree of warming reduces economic growth by one percentage point

  • Climate change threatens many human systems, from the state to the body

  • Climate change is a “superobject,” happening at an unimaginable scale that is impossible to comprehend

Climate change is worse than you think. You may feel positive about the current discourse surrounding climate change. Surely, we are on the right path now? Well, statistics paint a grim picture. Half of the carbon put into the atmosphere by fossil fuel burning has been emitted in the last thirty years. This means that as a species we have done as much damage to the planet in the last three decades as we did in the entirety of our evolutionary past. In other words, the majority of carbon in our atmosphere has been emitted since the creation of Seinfeld.

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