David Wallace-Wells is deputy editor at New York magazine and the author of the number 1 New York Times best-seller The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, published in 2019, which explores both the terrifying speed and scope of climate change and its likely transformation of politics and culture, economics and technology. The Times called it both “brilliant” and “the most terrifying book I have ever read," the Washington Post called it "this generation's Silent Spring," the Economist called it "riveting," and the Guardian called it "an epoch-defining book."
David joined New York magazine as literary editor in 2011, became features director in 2016 and deputy editor in 2017. He writes regularly for the magazine about science and the near future, including his 2017 cover story on worst-case scenarios for climate change (which quickly became the most widely read story the magazine had ever published) and his regular column on global warming and its humanitarian impacts. He is a national fellow of the New America foundation and lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.
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