The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption
As seen in The New York Times,Men’s Journal, Smithsonian.com, and The Guardian
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 ecosystems
After nearly a decade overseas as a war reporter, the acclaimed journalist Dahr Jamail returned to...more
While there is a lot of number- and fact-dropping, this is a really well written book. It reads easily and I found the numbers did not really bother me. It's an ...more
"So many of these things will recover, " he says of the glaciers and forests that are vanishing before our eyes. "But not in a time frame that includes humans."
Finally, a book about climate disruption that tells the whole truth and does not try to soften the blow with optimism. Jamail travels to six volatile parts of the Earth and speaks to numerous scientists who are working in the heart of our epic disaster. Their observations and experiments combine to prove that we humans have no idea what ...more
On one hand, I felt better educated on global warming and how melting glaciers affect us all. On the other hand, I am at a loss to consider what we can do about this within ...more
I'm not going to say I enjoyed reading this book, because the information it shares is just so devastating to our planet. But I did think the author did a really good job talking about how climate change, human interaction with the planet, and other factors are gradually leading to some major changes in the not too distant future. I was unaware of the Trump administration's recent changes and assignments to the EPA which are very ...more
The dedication of this book reads, “This book is dedicated to the future generations of all species. know that there were many of us who did what we could.”
I found this book very fitting to read after The Unihabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells because after knowledge comes grief. The author takes us from the Arctic to the Amazon to the Everglades and tells us what is already happening and what is most likely to happen within our own and our children’s lifetime. I ...more
Jamail's best journalism involves his investigations while being embedded in the field. In his first book, Beyond the Green Zone, he worked as an embedded war journalist in the Iraq-American War--embedded with the Iraqis, that is, during the American assault on Fallujah in 2004. Now he takes his investigative skills to report on climate and environmental issues, embedded with the scientists in the field as well as among ...more
Book is enjoyable, pierecing, accurate, detailed and contemporary. Author covers all facets of our ecology damaged by blind mindless pursuit of industrious human beings.
Deeply moving testimonials by reputed environmentalists throws light onto the fact that we are already in irreparable stage.
Journey starts at Denali and covers Barrier reef, amazon forest, antartica, Miami beach, Forests, coastal ...more
Dahr Jamail was a war correspondent. In 2016, he turned his investigative journalism skills to the war of survival that all species and ecosystems are living through on planet Earth. A long-time mountaineer, Jamail couldn’t avert his eyes from the evidence in front of him as he climbed his ...more
From the description: "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 ...more
We are fucked. Every aspect of our planets is effected by climate change. This book focuses more on the effects from rising temperatures, melting glaciers, and warming of the oceans. It gave a strong explanation of methane and permafrost. Methane is crazy. There are pockets of methane that can explode and leave massive craters and release huge amounts of gas. There are two craters in Russia that happened this way but it can also happen ...more