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The end of ice : bearing witness and finding meaning in the path of climate disruption / Dahr Jamail.

Jamail, Dahr, (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781620972342
  • ISBN: 1620972344
  • Physical Description: 257 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : The New Press, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-248) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"A firsthand chronicle of the catastrophic reality of our planet's changing ecosystems and the necessity of relishing this vulnerable, fragile Earth while we still can"-- Provided by publisher.
"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. In [this book], 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 bleached 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 collapsing food web. Accompanied along the way by climate scientists and people whose families for centuries have fished, farmed, and lived in the areas he visits, 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 and caring for this vulnerable, fragile planet while we still can."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Climatic changes.
Global environmental change.
Climatic changes.
Global environmental change.
NATURE / Ecology.
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection.
SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change.
Climatic changes.
Global environmental change.