Jared Diamond: There’s a 49 Percent Chance the World As We Know It Will End by 2050

New York Magazine
May 10, 2019 · 13 min read
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By David Wallace-Wells

Jared Diamond’s new book, Upheaval, addresses itself to a world very obviously in crisis, and tries to lift some lessons for what do about it from the distant past. In that way, it’s not so different from all the other books that have made the UCLA geographer a sort of don of “big think” history and…

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