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The Uninhabitable Earth: A Conversation with David Wallace-Wells

David Wallace-Wells’ July 2017 cover story for New York Magazine did what few science or climate stories ever do. It got a lot of attention. So much, in fact, that it became the most-read story in the history of the magazine and led to his bestselling, “The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming” (2019), which The Guardian called “an epoch-defining book” and “this generation’s ‘Silent Spring.’”

What has made this climate story so compelling are the same things driving today’s youth-led climate activism: honest recognition that climate change is “worse, much worse, than you think.” In this talk, sponsored by the Moody College Honors Program, Wallace-Wells will discuss the climate crises, our best hopes for dealing with it, and what he means by calling it “a story of mythological proportion.”

David Wallace-Wells is a national fellow at the New America foundation and a columnist and deputy editor at New York magazine. He was previously the deputy editor of The Paris Review.

The event is FREE and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Moody College Honors Program, and co-sponsored by the Plan II Honors Program and the School of Journalism.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Belo Center for New Media (BMC), 2.106
300 DEAN KEETON ST W, Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Policy & Law, Science & Tech, World & Culture


Moody College of Communication

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, General Public




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