David Wallace-Wells is deputy editor at New York Magazine and the author of the international best-seller, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming. Published in 2019, his book explores both the terrifying speed and scope of climate change and its likely transformation of politics and culture, economics and technology. The New York Times has called it both “brilliant” and “the most terrifying book I have ever read.”
Wallace-Wells joined New York Magazine as a literary editor in 2011, became features director in 2016, and deputy editor in 2017. He writes regularly for the magazine about science and the near future, including his 2017 cover story on worst-case scenarios for climate change, and his regular column on global warming and its humanitarian impacts. He is a national fellow of the New America, a United States non-partisan think tank, and lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.