I don’t know about you, but I’ve stopped picking up books about the climate crisis. For me, it happened around the time of David Wallace-Wells’s The Uninhabitable Earth. I had been reading them obsessively for 15 years, and I simply couldn’t face it any more. As a writer of a certain stripe, I get sent a lot of them, and there they are, gradually filling my bookshelves with a quiet irony, the shelves collapsing under a weight of stuff that I neither want nor need. The climate crisis demonstrates human failure on almost every level, “the greatest and widest-ranging market failure ever ...


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