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David Wallace-Wells

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Episode 123 - No Good COPS (w/ David Wallace-Wells)

Bad Faith

This week. Brie talks climate with David Wallace-Wells, New York Magazine Editor at Large and author of The Uninhabitable Earth -- one of the most sobering climate reads out there. Wallace-Wells helps Brie unpack what exactly is in the infrastructure bills with respect to climate, and asks whether AOC's claim that "America's back" at the COP 26 climate conference is a wee bit premature. Brie & Wallace-Wells also discuss what is and isn't being achieved at the Glasgow climate conference, whether climate goals are reachable in the absence of any global accountability mechanism, and the case climate reparations. What does the global north owe the global south, and is there any way the global north will pay absent pitchforks and revolution? Finally, we close out this week's public episode with an interview with one of the climate protestors who famously blocked Joe Manchin's Maserati last week. Kidus Girma, fresh off a two week hunger strike, talks climate strategy for the future, and what parties eager to prevent the end of the world as we know it can do. Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Subscribe to Bad Faith on YouTube for video of this episode. Find Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod) and Instagram (@badfaithpod). Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend). Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).

1hr 12mins

11 Nov 2021

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David Wallace-Wells On 2021's 'Off The Charts' Climate Emergencies

The Climate Pod

David Wallace-Wells is no stranger to contemplating the most disruptive and devastating outcomes of the climate crisis. His pivotal 2019 book, The Uninhabitable Earth, and 2017 article of the same name detailed some of the worst disasters that awaited humanity if action on climate was further delayed. Still, in 2021, even he's surprised by what he's seeing unfold. Record floods, out of control wildfires, and sweltering heatwaves are all placing constant pressure on nations and delivering tragic outcomes around the globe. "We are already not prepared for the warming we have today," Wallace-Wells told us.  In this wide-ranging conversation, Wallace-Wells talks about his new piece "How To Live In A Climate 'Permanent Emergency,'" how this year's unprecedented climate catastrophes should shape adaptation measures immediately, how his thinking has changed since the publishing of The Uninhabitable Earth, what he thought about the recent leaked IPCC report, and what he hopes global leaders will do to address climate change at the upcoming COP26 and beyond. Subscribe to our Substack newsletter "The Climate Weekly": https://theclimateweekly.substack.com/ As always, follow us @climatepod on Twitter and email us at theclimatepod@gmail.com. Our music is "Gotta Get Up" by The Passion Hifi, check out his music at thepassionhifi.com. Rate, review and subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and more! Subscribe to our new YouTube channel! Join our Facebook group. Check out our updated website! Further Reading/Listening Dr. Thomas Lovejoy on Avoiding Catastrophic Biodiversity Loss in the Amazon Parts of the Amazon Go From Absorbing Carbon Dioxide to Emitting It The DeSmog Team on the COVID-19 and Climate Denial Connection

1hr 15mins

21 Jul 2021

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The Dr. Drew Podcast

New York Magazine Journalist David Wallace-Wells joins Dr. Drew this week to discuss his extensive work on climate change and his book 'The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming'. Learn more about David by following him on Twitter @DWallaceWells.Visit AirMedCareNetwork.com/drew and use offer code DREW.Go to PublicRec.comGo to www.bioptimizers.com/drew and use coupon code DRDREW

1hr 5mins

27 May 2021

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EP #273 - 05.06.2021 - Climate Change and the Pandemic w/ David Wallace-Wells


Today I welcome David Wallace-Wells, journalist and author of The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming to COVIDCalls. David Wallace-Wells is editor at large of New York magazine and the author of the international best-seller The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, which the New York Times called both "brilliant" and "the scariest book I've ever read," the Guardian called "an epoch-defining book," and the Washington Post called "this generation's Silent Spring." He is a national fellow at the New America Foundation and writes frequently about the near future of science and technology.

1hr 5mins

7 May 2021

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What Comes After What Comes Next

James catches up with author and journalist David Wallace-Wells. David's 2017 best-selling book The Uninhabitable Earth began with the now-famous line “it is worse, much worse, than you think.” It then goes on to set out in rich and forensic detail what the impacts of climate change could be for our politics, our culture, our economy, and our psychology. It's one hell of a book and comes highly recommended, especially as more and more countries come forward with emissions reduction pledges. The Uninhabitable Earth started life as an article for the New Yorker. Within a couple of days of publication, it was the most-read article the magazine had ever published. Four years after writing it, what gives David hope that we can avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis and build a better, cleaner future for his young kids? As always, we'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback at james.shaw@parliament.govt.nz. Follow James on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 6mins

23 Apr 2021

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March 18, 2021 - David Wallace-Wells | Jim Manley | Katie Kalvoda

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

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18 Mar 2021

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Elizabeth Kolbert & David Wallace-Wells: Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future


Two incredible environmental writers and thinkers take part in this special event for 5x15 on Under A White Sky: The Nature of the Future. This is the first time David Wallace-Wells and Elizabeth Kolbert have spoken together at a public event.Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, The Sixth Extinction, and Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change. She has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 1999, and has been awarded the Blake-Dodd Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with her husband and children.David Wallace-Wells is editor-at-large of New York magazine, where he writes frequently about climate change and the near future of science and technology. David’s first book, The Uninhabitable Earth, was selected as a Book of the Year 2019 by the Sunday Times, Spectator and New Statesman. It was a Waterstones Paperback of the Year and shortlisted for the Foyles Book of the Year 2019. It was also longlisted for the PEN / E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.5x15 brings together outstanding individuals to tell of their lives and inspirations.This talk was recorded at the online 5x15 event in February 2021.Learn more about 5x15 events: 5x15stories.comTwitter: www.twitter.com/5x15storiesFacebook: www.facebook.com/5x15storiesInstagram: www.instagram.com/5x15stories


8 Mar 2021

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David Wallace-Wells On The Mutating Dangers Of Covid19

The Dishcast with Andrew Sullivan

David is a deputy editor at New York magazine and one of the sharpest journalists covering the Covid19 pandemic. (He edited my essay on plagues this past summer.) He’s also a clear-headed expert on climate change and the author of The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming. This pod is full of fact, insight, and speculation on the virus, the vaccines, and the new variants. Get full access to The Weekly Dish at andrewsullivan.substack.com/subscribe

1hr 28mins

5 Feb 2021

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David Wallace-Wells – Are we creating an ‘Uninhabitable Earth’?

Planet A - Talks on climate change

In this first episode of a new season of Planet A, Dan Jørgensen talks with David Wallace-Wells about the multitude of interlinked problems created by climate change. Wallace-Wells, a journalist and deputy editor of New York Magazine, achieved global fame by writing the long-form essay “The Uninhabitable Earth” in 2017. The essay laid out – in excruciating detail – just how dire the climate crisis is for the prospects of human civilization. Wallace-Wells went beyond the traditional portrayals of rising sea levels and extreme weather events, by focusing on how it also affects food security, access to freshwater, spread of communicable disease and armed conflict.In 2019, David Wallace-Wells expanded on the article and wrote a book with the same title that reached the number one spot on the New York Times Bestseller List.  On the podcast, Jørgensen and Wallace-Wells discuss how the media’s coverage of climate change has been misleading on three counts: 1) speed, 2) scope and 3) severity. Furthermore, Wallace-Wells describes not only the range of possibilities for the destruction of our physical world, but also puts the spotlight on how climate change will affect us as human beings. However, Wallace-Wells warns against taking a fatalistic view and points to the rapid development of renewable energy as a cause for optimism.


29 Jan 2021

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David Wallace-Wells, "The Uninhabitable Earth"

People Still Read Books

David Wallace-Wells is the author of "The Uninhabitable Earth," a New York Times bestseller about the ravages that potentially await us if we do not confront climate change. He has also written brilliantly and rationally about the Covid-19 pandemic and, less important, he's also Will's longtime editor at New York Magazine. In the last PSRB podcast of 2020, Will and DWW discuss climate, politics and whether we should have hope. (We should.)Follow the podcast at @stillreadbooks on Twitter, and email your author recommendations to peoplestilllreadbooks@gmail.com. Let's go on this journey together. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


15 Dec 2020