The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption

The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption

by Dahr Jamail

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Overview

2020 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Finalist

“A superb journalist, in the most honorable tradition of that craft.”
—Howard Zinn

The “quintessential unembedded reporter” (Jeremy Scahill) undertakes a global quest to discover how we will cope with our planet’s changing ecosystems

After spending nearly a decade overseas as a war reporter, Dahr Jamail returns to America and renews his passion for mountaineering, only to find that the slopes he had once climbed have been irrevocably changed by climate disruption. In response Jamail embarks on a journey that takes him from Alaska to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, via Guam and the Amazon rainforest, to try and comprehend the heartbreaking fact that humans have irreparably changed the planet and a child born today will live in a completely different world than her parents.

In The End of Ice , Jamail’s evocative chronicle of his journey, the author is accompanied by climate scientists, photographers, and people whose families have fished, farmed, and lived in the areas he visits for centuries. As his journey continues Jamail begins to accept the fact that Earth, most likely, is in a hospice situation. Ironically, this allows him to renew his passion for the planet’s wild places, cherishing Earth in a way he has never been able to before.

Like no other book, The End of Ice chronicles both the catastrophic reality of our situation and the incalculable necessity of relishing this vulnerable, fragile planet while we still can.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620972342
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 01/15/2019
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 183,179
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dahr Jamail, a Truthout staff reporter, is the author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq. Jamail has reported from the Middle East over the last ten years, and he has won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism. He lives in Washington State.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Denali 11

2 Time Becomes Unfrozen 27

3 The Canary in the Coal Mine 53

4 Farewell Coral 75

5 The Coming Atlantis 101

6 The Fate of the Forests 133

7 The Fuses Are Lit 157

8 The End at the Top of the World 181

Conclusion: Presence 209

Epilogue 227

Acknowledgments 241

Notes 245

Index 265

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