Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of Our World
By Daniel Sherrell
An exploration of how young people live in the shadow of catastrophe, written by a millennial climate activist to his future unborn child
A BEST BOOK OF 2021, THE NEW YORKER AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Warmth is a new kind of book about climate change: not what it is or how we solve it, but how it feels to imagine a future—and a family—under its weight.
In a fiercely personal account written from inside the climate movement, Daniel Sherrell lays bare how the crisis is transforming our relationships to time, to hope, and to each other. At once a memoir, a love letter, and an electric work of criticism, Warmth goes to the heart of the defining question of our time: how do we go on in a world that may not?
Read if you: have literally declined meeting friends because it's too hot out.