The end of ice Bearing witness and finding meaning in the path of climate disruption

Dahr Jamail

Sound recording - 2019

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.

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Subjects
Genres
Audiobooks
Published
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio [2019]
Ashland, OR : [2019]
Edition
Unabridged
Language
English
Item Description
Title from container.
Physical Description
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN
9781978643093
1978643098
Main Author
Dahr Jamail (author)
Other Authors
Tom Parks, 1965- (narrator)
  • Denali
  • Time becomes unfrozen
  • The canary in the coal mine
  • Farewell coral
  • The coming Atlantis
  • The fate of the forests
  • The fuses are lit
  • The end at the top of the world
  • Conclusion: Presence.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

The author who Jeremy Scahill calls the “quintessential unembedded reporter” visits “hot spots” around the world in a global quest to discover how we will cope with our planet’s changing ecosystemsAfter 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 of the catastrophic reality of our situation and the incalculable necessity of relishing this vulnerable, fragile planet while we still can.