The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future

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The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 320 p.
  • 商品コード 9780241355213
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**SUNDAY TIMES AND THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**'If you read just one work of non-fiction this year, it should probably be this ... what this book forces you to face is more important than any other subject' David Sexton, Evening StandardIt is worse, much worse, than you think. The slowness of climate change is a fairy tale, perhaps as pernicious as the one that says it isn't happening at all, and if your anxiety about it 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.Over the past decades, the term "Anthropocene" has climbed into the popular imagination - a name given to the geologic era we live in now, one defined by human intervention in the life of the planet. But however sanguine you might be about the proposition that we have ravaged the natural world, which we surely have, it is another thing entirely to consider the possibility that we have only provoked it, engineering first in ignorance and then in denial a climate system that will now go to war with us for many centuries, perhaps until it destroys us. In the meantime, it will remake us, transforming every aspect of the way we live-the planet no longer nurturing a dream of abundance, but a living nightmare.

Table of Contents

I Cascades                                     1  (36)
II Elements of Chaos 37 (104)
Heat Death 39 (10)
Hunger 49 (10)
Drowning 59 (11)
Wildfire 70 (8)
Disasters No Longer Natural 78 (8)
Freshwater Drain 86 (8)
Dying Oceans 94 (6)
Unbreathable Air 100(9)
Plagues of Warming 109(6)
Economic Collapse 115(9)
Climate Conflict 124(7)
"Systems" 131(10)
III The Climate Kaleidoscope 141(76)
Storytelling 143(15)
Crisis Capitalism 158(13)
The Church of Technology 171(14)
Politics of Consumption 185(12)
History After Progress 197(7)
Ethics at the End of the World 204(13)
IV The Anthropic Principle 217(12)
Acknowledgments 229(4)
Notes 233(68)
Index 301