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S6 EP 1: Saving Planet Earth with David Wallace-Wells

David Wallace-Wells isn't going to sugarcoat it for you: The climate is in a state of emergency, and we are running out of time to turn things around.

But, can we still turn things around? Yes. With action.

Journalist and author David Wallace-Wells joins us for the first episode of Season 6 of The Webby Podcast. Listen to his conversation with host David-Michel Davies, and check out his book The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming.

Plus, watch the moment from the 23rd Annual Webby Awards when David Wallace-Wells presented the 2019 Webby Social Movement of the Year Award, honoring Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. Sixteen-year-old Thunberg ignited a movement of students who are demanding action all over the world—with a weeklong climate strike coming up Sept. 20-27thSee here for more information and to get involved!

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