Reviews

  • 'Clear, engaging and often dazzling'

    The Telegraph
  • 'A masterly analysis'

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

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

    The New York Times
  • A must-read. It's not only the grandkids and the kids: it's you. And it's not only those in other countries: it's you.

    Margaret Atwood, Twitter
  • Riveting . . . Some readers will find Mr Wallace-Wells's outline of possible futures alarmist. He is indeed alarmed. You should be, too.

    The Economist
  • Wallace-Wells is an extremely adept storyteller, simultaneously urgent and humane . . . [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 ... To read The Uninhabitable Earth is to understand the collapse of the distinction between alarmism and plain realism

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

    David George Haskell, The Observer
  • Brilliant ... At the heart of Wallace-Wells's book is a remorseless, near-unbearable account of what we are doing to our planet

    The New York Times