07.17.17 | The Uninhabitable Earth

This is not some sort of apocalyptic doom porn. However, no thinking person could deny the clear and present danger represented by our post-industrial abuse of the earth -- clear in the sense of known scientific certainties; present in the sense of a timeframe relevant to many alive today. As such, a special invitation is extended to the third-floor millennial members as we discuss climate change in terms of what is already baked into the future and the additional threats that loom without aggressive action.

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The Uninhabitable Earth

David Wallace-Wells | New York | 9th July 2017

A worst-case climate-change scenario for humanity. “It is, I promise, worse than you think. If your anxiety about global warming 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. Rising oceans are bad, but fleeing the coastline will not be enough. Parts of the Earth will likely become close to uninhabitable, and other parts horrifically inhospitable, as soon as the end of this century”

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