for doom the bell tolls

Losing sleep over climate change? “[N]o matter how well-informed you are, you are surely not alarmed enough,” David Wallace-Wells writes in “The Uninhabitable Earth,” published Sunday in New York Magazine.

Wallace-Wells paints a bleak image of climate change and illustrates why our climate anxieties should extend past sea-level rise. For a little preview, check out the section titles: “The End of Food,” “Perpetual War,” “Permanent Economic Collapse,” “Heat Death,” and “Climate Plagues.”

Wallace-Wells also shows how climate change is already harming people today: “In the sugarcane region of El Salvador, as much as one-fifth of the population has chronic kidney disease, including over a quarter of the men, the presumed result of dehydration from working the fields they were able to comfortably harvest…