The inevitably devastating and torturous human toll of global warming is such a massive spectre that it's almost impossible for us to truly conceptualize. David Wallace-Wells has done a graceful, brutal job of breaking it all down for us, piece by terrifying piece. His writing is so lush, and at times even funny, that I found it impossible to stop reading even as it crushed my heart. This is the most urgent, necessary book I've ever read.
Don't look away. Read this. Think of what we need to do. Who holds power? What are the levers and fulcrums in our political and economic system? What are we willing to give up? All we have to lose is everything.