Reviews

  • <b>'Clear, engaging and often dazzling'</b>

    The Telegraph
  • <b>'A masterly analysis'</b>

    Nature
  • <b>Relentless, angry journalism of the highest order</b>. Read it and, for the lack of any more useful response, weep. . . .The article was a sensation and the book will be, too.

    The Sunday Times
  • <b>The most terrifying book I have ever read</b> . . . a<b> meticulously documented</b>, white-knuckled tour through the cascading catastrophes that will soon engulf our warming planet.

    The New York Times
  • <b>Riveting</b> . . . Some readers will find Mr Wallace-Wells's outline of possible futures alarmist. <b>He is indeed alarmed. You should be, too.</b>

    The Economist
  • Wallace-Wells is an <b>extremely adept storyteller, simultaneously urgent and humane</b> . . . [he] does a terrifyingly good job of moving between the specific and the abstract.

    Slate
  • Enough to induce an honest-to-God panic attack ... The margins of my review copy of the book are scrawled with expressions of terror and despair, declining in articulacy as the pages proceed, until it's all just cartoon sad faces and swear words ... <b>To read <i>The Uninhabitable Earth</i> is to understand the collapse of the distinction between alarmism and plain realism</b>

    The Guardian
  • There is <b>much to learn from this book</b>. From media and scientific reports of the past decade, Wallace-Wells sifts key predictions and conveys them in <b>vivid prose</b>.

    The Observer
  • Not since Bill McKibben's "The End of Nature" 30 years ago have we been told what climate change will mean in such vivid terms.

    The Washington Post
  • Everyone should <b>stop what they're doing and read <i>The Uninhabitable Earth</i></b> by @dwallacewells. This is our future if we don't act now.

    Twitter
  • A book that's by turns alarming, terrifying and just downright bleak . . .<b> a sustained piece of informed polemic</b>.

    The Evening Standard
  • A <b>very accessible and compelling</b> read . . . a much more<b> nuanced</b> and a much more<b> hopeful</b> vision than you might expect.

    The Irish Times
  • Well-written, <b>captivating</b>, occasionally wry and utterly petrifying

    i News
  • In his <b>gripping </b>new book ... Wallace-Wells <b>shocks</b> us out of complacency'

    Prospect
  • If you read just one work of non-fiction this year, it should probably be [this] . . . <b>What this book forces you to face is more important than any other subject you could be informing yourself about.</b>

    The Evening Standard
  • Yes, this book will scare you, but it will also <b>prompt you to take action</b> to ensure the damage we as humans have done to the planet is stopped.

    Stylist, Your Guide to the Best Books of 2019
  • Just finished The Uninhabitable Earth by @dwallacewells. <b>Everyone, everywhere, should read it</b>. Can't remember the last time a book had such an impact on me.

    Twitter
  • On [Alexandra] Ocasio-Cortez's office bookshelf, near a picture of her late father and a photo of her with a local Girl Scout troop, two books nestle together in uneasy union. One is the Federalist papers. The other is <i>The Uninhabitable Earth</i>.

    Time magazine profile on Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez