The End of Ice

The End of Ice

Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption

eBook - 2019
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As seen in Men's Journal, Smithsonian.com, and The Guardian The author visits "hot spots" around the world in a global quest to discover how we will cope with our planet's changing ecosystems After nearly a decade overseas as a war reporter, the acclaimed journalist Dahr Jamail returned to America to renew 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 to the geographical front lines of this crisis-from Alaska to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, via the Amazon rainforest-in order to discover the consequences to nature and to humans of the loss of ice. In The End of Ice, we follow Jamail as he scales Denali, the highest peak in North America, dives in the warm crystal waters of the Pacific only to find ghostly coral reefs, and explores the tundra of St. Paul Island where he meets the last subsistence seal hunters of the Bering Sea and witnesses its melting glaciers. Accompanied by climate scientists and people whose families have fished, farmed, and lived in the areas he visits for centuries, 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 offers a firsthand chronicle-including photographs throughout of Jamail on his journey across the world-of the catastrophic reality of our situation and the incalculable necessity of relishing this vulnerable, fragile planet while we still can.
Publisher: [United States] : The New Press, 2019.
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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1MTWAIN60
Jun 06, 2019

Well documented and well written, and yes, heartbreaking and essential. Fifty plus years agao I read an article in Life magazine about climate. The closing line has always stayed with me. "Nature bats last."

ma1co1m May 22, 2019

Heartbreaking yet essential.

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B787_or_A350
Feb 12, 2019

This is one of the most powerful books anyone could read. Simply put, in a factual, non-aggressive way, Mr. Jamail educates us on the damage that has been done and continues to be done to our precious Mother Earth. As a former Alaskan, I know exactly what he's talking about. During my time in Anchorage from 2000-2005 the winters simply weren't usually as bad as I imagined they would be when moving from Seattle.

If I could, I would make this and other books like them required reading for everyone. We all need to be better informed on this topic.

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