As you all know, I am kind of the “sustainability nerd” at BOAVISTA that keeps reminding everyone that they can’t put plastic in the paper bin and so on. So, when I heard about this book, I bought it straight away.
This book was a hard one to read. Not because it isn’t well written or compelling (it is!), nor due to lack of any scientific back up (I haven’t looked into it deep but looks like a job well done in terms of research), but because the whole message is a hard pill to swallow.
The author narrates what is going on right now in terms of consequences of global warming and it is scary! But gets much scarier when he shows what will happen if the Earth warms “just” 1 degree Celsius, or 2, or 3 or more … and the feeling is… “what have we done!!”
I have also been doing my research on sustainability of construction materials and I am more and more convinced that, since we can’t stop building places to live, we really have to do our part and choose wisely. Opting for durable and sustainable building materials is essential if we want to avoid an even worse outcome.
Overall, I do recommend it.
The Uninhabitable Earth, by David Wallace-Wells.