An exploration of the devastating effects of global warmingâ€”current and futureâ€”adapted for young adults from the #1 New York Times bestseller. This is not only an assessment on how the future will look to those living through it, but also a dire overview and an impassioned and hopeful call to action to change the trajectory while there is still time.
The climate crisis that our nation currently faces, from rising temperatures, unfathomable drought, devastating floods, unprecedented fires, just to name a few, are alarming precursors to what awaits us if we continue on our current path. In this adaptation for young adults from the #1 New York Times bestseller, journalist David Wallace-Wells tells it like it is, and it is much worse than anyone might think. Global warming is effecting the world, if left unchecked, it promises to transform global politics, the meaning of technology and the trajectory of human progress.
In sobering detail, Wallace-Wells lays out the mistakes and inaction of past and current generations that we see negatively affecting all lives today and more importantly how they will inevitably affect the future. But readers will also hearâ€”loud and clearâ€”his impassioned call to action, as he appeals to current and future generations, especially young people. As he states: â€śthe solutions, when we dare to imagine them . . . are indeed motivating, if there is to be any chance of preserving even the hope for a happier futureâ€”relatively livable, relatively fulfilling, relatively prosperous, and perhaps more than only relatively just.â€ť