Cliffs Notes for Falter and The Uninhabitable Earth

July 2019—This is not a little light summer reading. Bill McKibben ( and David Wallace-Wells (journalist) are both exquisite writers with a clear-eyed view to our climate future. If books were rated like movies, they should be an R for Really Scary Stuff. If you don’t think your mental health can handle reading their books, Falter and The Uninhabitable Earth, here’s a review from someone who read them back to back and survived, even finding glimmers of hope.