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17 of The Best Podcast Episodes for David Wallace-Wells. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about David Wallace-Wells, often where they are interviewed.

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17 of The Best Podcast Episodes for David Wallace-Wells. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about David Wallace-Wells, often where they are interviewed.

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David Wallace-Wells

Bridges to the Future
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Global crises cause big changes and reveal deep structural weaknesses. As drastic measures are taken across the world to stop the spread of COVID-19,  what are the short, medium and long term implications for our society, our economy, geopolitics - and us as individuals?

In this special interview series from the RSA, its chief executive, Matthew Taylor, talks to a range of practitioners - from scholars to business leaders, politicians to journalists - to assess the scale of the response and consider how we build effective bridges to our new future. 

David Wallace-Wells is deputy editor and climate columnist for New York magazine. He's the author of The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future

Produced by Craig Templeton Smith

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Jun 16 2020



David Wallace-Wells | The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

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In conversation with Dr. Rachel Valletta, Environmental Scientist at The Franklin Institute and director of all climate change education and outreach programming.

A columnist and deputy editor at New York magazine, David Wallace-Wells has written extensively about the environment and the future of science, including a widely read-and hotly debated-2017 article about worst-case climate change scenarios. He formerly was a National Fellow at the New America Foundation and the deputy editor of the Paris Review. In his number-one New York Times bestseller The Uninhabitable Earth, Wallace-Wells issues a fervent call-to-arms to a world closer to the brink of climate-change Armageddon than many would care to admit. ''This generation's Silent Spring,'' (Washington Post), it is a travelogue of the crisis as it unfolds in real time and a rumination upon how it will affect the next generation.
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May 06 2020

1hr 3mins


A Tale Of Two Crises w/ David Wallace-Wells

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Hospitals overcrowded. Frontline workers at risk. And everyone else stuck at home. The coronavirus outbreak has laid bare a nation woefully ill-equipped to meet this challenge.

If we couldn’t find a way to work together in this moment of crisis — what hope do we have of uniting against the climate crisis?

We sat down with Author David Wallace-Wells who describes the layers of government dysfunction that brought us to this one point and what’s waiting for us in the months ahead.

Apr 23 2020



Special Episode—Hot Take: Seeing Climate Through Coronavirus Glasses with David Wallace-Wells

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Drilled will be back with bonus episodes soon. In the meantime, check out one of our other climate podcasts, Hot Take. In this episode, hosts Mary Annaise Heglar and Amy Westervelt talk to David Wallace Wells, author of The Uninhabitable Earth and deputy editor of New York magazine, about the intersection of climate change and the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mar 25 2020

1hr 35mins


March 22, 2020: Seeing Corona Through Climate-Colored Glasses with David Wallace-Wells

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All the things the climate story has taught us, or not, about corona, with special guest co-host David Wallace-Wells. David is deputy editor of New York magazine and the author of The Uninhabitable Earth.

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Coronavirus Poses Threat to Climate Action, Says Watchdog, Jillian Ambrose in the Guardian

What Coronavirus Teaches Us About Climate Change, David Wallace-Wells in New York Magazine

Climate Change Has Lessons for Fighting Corona Virus, by Somini Sengupta in The NY Times

We’re Getting a Clearer Picture of the Climate Future and It’s Not as Bad as it Once Looked, David Wallace-Wells, New York Magazine

The Coming Avocado Politics: What Happens When the Ethno-Nationalist Right Gets Serious about the Climate Emergency, Nils Gilman in The Breakthrough

White Supremacy Goes Green, by Beth Gardner in The NY Times

Vigilantes in Greece Say ‘No More’ to Migrants, by Martina Stevis Gridneff in The NY Times

Coronavirus thread by Eric Feigl Ding

Good Grief, by Emily Atkin in Columbia Journalism Review

Are We Thinking About Climate Migration All Wrong? by Alexandra Tempus in Rolling Stone

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Mar 22 2020

1hr 36mins


Rewind: Jonathan Safran Foer and David Wallace-Wells

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A look back at conversations with two writers confronting the climate challenge in 2019. In The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, David-Wallace Wells allows fear — along with a storyteller’s appreciation for the human drama involved — to move him out of climate complacency. In We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast, Jonathan Safran Foer asks how individuals can change their behavior to create new climate-sensitive social norms.

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Katharine Hayhoe, Professor and Director, Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University
Jonathan Safran Foer, Author, We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast
David Wallace-Wells, Deputy Editor, New York Magazine; Author, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming
Helene York, Chief Procurement Officer, Guckenheimer Enterprises; Faculty Member, Food Business School, Culinary Institute of America

Portions of this program were originally broadcast on June 28, 2019 and October 4, 2019.

Dec 13 2019



David Wallace-Wells sounds the climate alarm

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According to the The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we have 11 years to cut carbon emissions by half. And by 2050, carbon emissions must be eliminated. If not, humans will find themselves on an unliveable planet. David Wallace-Wells is the author of the New York Times' Bestseller, "The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming”. He describes for us what the world will be like if we go past a 2°C temperature rise. And what we have to do to avoid it.
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Producer: Robin Allison Davis

Dec 04 2019



22 - Bern or Burn: The Green New Deal (w/ David Wallace-Wells & Kate Aronoff)

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With the global biosphere teetering on the edge of disaster, Bernie's Green New Deal plan would fundamentally restructure the US economy away from fossil fuels and toward sustainability, development, and justice. Briahna talks to David Wallace-Wells, New York magazine editor and author of The Uninhabitable Earth, about just how bad the climate crisis is. Then, Intercept journalist Kate Aronoff explains what sets Bernie's climate plan apart from the competition. In short, its ambition matches the scale of the problem.

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Kate's article on Bernie's Green New Deal:

Sep 03 2019


David Wallace-Wells - How To Survive Climate Change

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Once a generation an environmentalist dares to speak truth to power with such force that they cannot be silenced. In Episode 4 of the How To Academy Podcast, Matthew Stadlen meets David Wallace-Wells, whose terrifying vision of unfolding climate catastrophe may just be the wake-up call we need to save the future.

Climate change 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.

In this podcast, David presents a sober, scientific but utterly terrifying vision of the unfolding 21st century. What will it be like to live on a pummelled planet? What will it do to our politics, our economy, our culture and sense of history? And what action can we all take, today, to minimise the damage?

Jul 29 2019



Why Climate Change is Worse Than You Think with David Wallace-Wells

The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
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Climate change is not moving as slowly as we’d like to think. In fact, half of all the damage done through burning fossil fuels has been just over the last 30 years. Unfortunately, every year is now more damaging than the last. The good news is that we are not at a point of no return. While we will never have the same climate we had before industrialization, we can make a positive impact on the future of climate change by taking action now. 

My guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is here to tell us how. David Wallace-Wells is the deputy editor of New York magazine and the author of the international bestseller The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, published in February 2019, which the New York Times called both "brilliant" and "the most terrifying book I have ever read." While the real truth about climate change can be scary, it’s a more important conversation than ever. Throughout our talk, David shares the history of climate change and the three major issues at hand: speed, scope, and severity.

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Jul 17 2019

1hr 19mins