David Wallace-Wells begins his book, The Uninhabitable Earth, with the following words: “It 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 …”

Wallace-Wells, a journalist and climate columnist for New York Magazine, takes us on a deep dive into the latest science of climate change. We emerge with an unusually vivid picture of how global warming will impact our lives on earth.

Wallace-Wells explores the speed of change -- the acceleration of global warming through environmental cascades. But we’ll begin with the team at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation – Nantucket's 275 acre outdoor classroom and research center -- looking closely for signs of continuity and change on the local level.

The author raises a key question for us to consider: how do we keep empathy alive and strong in an age of accelerating and frightening disruption?

We know that Wallace-Wells believes it's possible, and wants to ensure it, when we see what's over his left shoulder.

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