How Will Climate Change Transform Our Democracy?


If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what’s possible. In California, wildfires now rage year-round, impacting thousands of lives.

It’s not just an environmental catastrophe we have to worry about. Relentless climate change-related disasters are creating a less stable world and threatening the underpinnings of American democracy: uprooting communities, destroying tax bases, and increasing racial and class inequalities.

Join New America CA for a happy hour conversation with New York Times best-selling author David Wallace-Wells. His recent book, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, explores the far-reaching impacts of climate change and steps policymakers and citizens can take to address short-term threats and build long-term strategies for resilience.


David Wallace Wells

David Wallace-Wells
2019 NA National Fellow; Deputy Editor at New York Magazine
Author, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming


Autumn McDonald

Autumn McDonald
Director, New America CA
Recent Publication: Making the Shift from Empathy to Action