David Wallace-Wells wrote this article in the New York times, published in the summer of 2017. It went viral and was the most read article ever in the history of the New York Times.
This undeniable response to the issue of climate change, was the tipping point for him. He took action, used his literary gifts, and took steps to expand upon the subject. His full length book, The Uninhabitable Earth is the result and it was published in February 2019.
For me personally, his book was the tipping point for my efforts to learn about and understand the global crisis of climate change. All of what he says in the book resonated with the plethora of information I had been studying. Page after page, chapter after chapter, he solidified and validated all of what I had read and much, much more that I had not learned about.
I did not read the book, but decided to listen to it on Audible. To my surprise, David had decided to be the reader. His voice and conviction along with his words are unmatched on this subject. The science, his methodical and musical approach to both demise and hope resonated with me as he talked through the events and potentinals of what would unfold as our planet and the people of earth journey toward Life After Warming.
I’ve listened to the book twice in an effort to sear in the knowlege he presented. The book boosted my awareness and conviction to take action as well. We all need to participate, otherewise we could all end up being- just another Shrimp on the Barbie.
David continues to be on the forefront of educating us on climate change and uses Twitter very effectively to teach and inform as the stories unfold. I’ve included his Twitter news feed below for reference.