David Wallace-Wells will speak on the climate crises, our best hopes for dealing with it, and what he means by calling it “a story of mythological proportion.”
Wallace-Wells is the author of the best-selling book The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, which has been described as “an epoch-defining book” and “this generation’s Silent Spring.” The book is both a travelogue of the near future and a meditation on how that future will look to those living through it—the ways that warming promises to transform global politics, the meaning of technology and nature in the modern world, the sustainability of capitalism, and the trajectory of human progress.
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.
Location: University of Texas, Belo Center for New Media (BMC 2.106), 300 W. Dean Keeton, Austin