“The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future” is the scariest book I have read in a long time.
It is much worse than you think
It is worse, much worse than you think. The slowness of climate change is a fairy tale. Climate change is fast, much faster. It is the end of normal; the beginning of never normal again. It is also irreversible, and therefore effectively permanent. You might hope to simply reverse climate change; you can’t. It will outrun all of us.
Even if, miraculously, humans immediately ceased emitting carbon, we’d still be due for some additional warming from just the stuff we’ve put into the air already. And of course, with global emissions still …