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

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 t As seen in The New York Times, Men?s Journal, Smithsonian.com, and The Guardian The author who...

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Title:The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption
Author:Dahr Jamail
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Genres:Science
ISBN:B079G4NJVD
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:264 pages pages

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

  • Padma Ghosh
    Mar 10, 2019
    There isn?t a single sentence in the book that is worth bookmarking for its beauty or imagination. Cliche-ridden, banal prose. One would be better informed just reading regular media coverage of climate change. No new insights about or hypotheses around the current crisis. The book h...
  • Ramin
    Jan 30, 2019
    [ I'm a fan of this new book, as you can tell from my book review in Smithsonian magazine. Here's an excerpt of that piece, and please go here to read the whole thing: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/scienc... ] The Aleutian people of the tundra-covered Alaskan island of St. Paul, hu...
  • Audrey
    Jul 16, 2019
    We knew this, right? Part of our pervasive sense of dread is about living in the bath of hatred, disruption, and folly that is the current US administration, but another, more deeply held piece, is our knowledge that our beautiful climate is dying and it is our fault. We notice that th...
  • Jennifer
    Feb 16, 2019
    Not easy to read a book that outlines all the ways our environment is reaching tipping points, but a necessary read. I appreciated the author's conclusion: that we need to get beyond hopeful/hopeless and reach a point of being hope-free so that we can grieve and honor the world we are ...
  • Sara
    Feb 20, 2019
    While most of us are well aware of climate change and its causes, some still refuse to accept it. This book is disheartening in its study of its effects all over our planet from the rapidly melting ice in the Arctic including Alaska and Glacier National Park to the rising sea levels in...
  • Elisabeth
    Mar 02, 2019
    Dahr Jamail does a wonderful job weaving stories and experiences in with the brutal data about climate change. ...
  • Donna
    Apr 06, 2019
    I found this book absolutely fascinating and tragic. Jamail goes on expeditions around the world and assists some science teams in their studies and talks with others about their observations on what is happening to various ecosystems affected by climate change. He also shares his grie...
  • Matt
    Dec 18, 2018
    This book was, well, depressing. It presents an utterly convincing case that humans are destroying the planet, and that we are negatively affecting pretty much every ecosystem, from the Alaskan tundra to the Great Barrier Reef, to the Sierra Nevada range, to the Amazon Rainforest. Unfo...
  • Felice Kelly
    Feb 07, 2019
    Climate change due to anthropogenic CO2 and methane emissions is changing life on earth, leading to the loss of thousands of species, the loss of ways of life, and the melting of the glaciers. The End of Ice takes an unflinching look at these changes and compiles the stories of the peo...
  • Steve Donoghue
    Jan 19, 2019
    There's no way for a book like this - a smart and careful inquiry into the precise mechanics of the climate change apocalypse - can be called uplifting reading, but Dahr Jamail's book is certainly riveting. My full review: https://openlettersreview.com/open-le... ...
  • David Bradshaw
    Jul 04, 2019
    nuggets Anthropogenic climate disruption Without question the human race is responsible Atmospheric CO2 has increased from 280 two 410 PPM That is I didn't 30 feet of sea level rise that is already in the Earth's climate system When the earth shifted from glacial to inter gla...
  • Anne
    Mar 31, 2019
    This is a very sad, depressing book - not that it is badly written, but the information contained within is just so final. The changes humans have imposed on the natural world are now essentially irreversible. As the glaciers and the permafrost layer melt, larger amounts of carbon diox...
  • Janine
    Jul 13, 2019
    What do we know about grief and fear? We know that holding it inside and avoiding it only makes it worse. As life on planet Earth collapses all around us, it's essential we look at it dead-on, that we see it for what it is. That we honor it. Paradoxically, there is so much relief in th...
  • Carolyn McBride
    Jan 19, 2019
    This is a highly readable, chilling (no pun intended) eye-opening book. Everyone should read this, especially those that refuse to believe that climate change is real. How can anyone deny global warming when faced with a line such as this? "A child born today will see an Everest largel...
  • Bart
    Feb 05, 2019
    Dahr Jamail is the author of three books growing out of his experience as an unembedded journalist in Iraq. But he says what he learned while researching The End Of Ice shook him even more deeply than did his reporting from Iraq. He is also an experienced and dedicated mountaineer w...
  • Susan Halvor
    Mar 27, 2019
    I loved this book, even while it was hard to listen to, because, climate change. For me, it was a perfect balance of research and facts, and the author?s experiences in various natural places (it was a bonus that he?s spent so much time in Alaska!) But what I also deeply appreciate...
  • Randall Wallace
    Feb 23, 2019
    If you stopped all human activity today, ?it would take another 25,000 years for what is currently in the atmosphere to be absorbed into the oceans.? Picture it this way: ?130 feet of sea level rise that is already baked into Earth?s climate system.? In New York City, Wanless...
  • David Buccola
    Jun 04, 2019
    I found this to be one of the worst books on climate change I?ve read in recent years. Let?s just start with the author?s absurd notion that somehow, if people experienced nature more, we?d realize what we?re doing to the planet and stop it. He carefully avoids mentioning how...
  • Peter Lehu
    Jun 20, 2019
    A very disturbing read. Any book that compiles the facts that outline the global catastrophe to come is a worthwhile publication. And the facts are well-presented here. That said, I don't agree with the general premise that we can only properly grief for the future if we give up all ho...
  • Jammin Jenny
    Mar 27, 2019
    I received this book via Netgalley in return for an honest review. 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 inter...
  • Dave
    Apr 21, 2019
    I like Dahr Jamail as a person but I'm not a huge fan of this book. He is one of the few writers willing to admit how bad our current situation really is, which is good. However, his overall message is just way too defeatist. It is still better than what you hear from people like Guy M...
  • Lori Mize
    Feb 07, 2019
    This book is so important. I wish that ever person I know would read it. I wish politicians would read it. Anthropogenic climate disruption is happening faster than even expected by most scientific experts. I hope we can come together as a global community and mitigate some of the thin...
  • Max
    Jan 01, 2019
    The End of Ice is a really serious book about climate disruption. The author travels around and interviews people who are affected by climate change first hand. The book begins with some personal experiences of the author, and then goes on exploring different parts of the world, for ex...
  • Mark Valentine
    Nov 22, 2018
    Impossible to read this and not be moved--to tears, to longing, to action. 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 wit...
  • Paul Szydlowski
    May 09, 2019
    This book made me want to knock over a pharmacy and steal their Prozac. I was hoping for a nuanced argument on the science of climate change, but this book treats it not just as a faith accompli, but as irreversible and final in its devastating impact. The authors closing chapter, like...
  • Jade
    Feb 12, 2019
    Though a difficult read (due to the depressing nature of the content), this book proved to feel more like therapy to me. Faced with not just harrowing statistics, but specific and intimate descriptions from senior scientists of what exactly climate change currently looks like and will ...
  • Patrick Kelly
    Jun 18, 2019
    Another phenomenal and terrifying book about climate change. 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 a...
  • Amit Verma
    Jan 01, 2019
    This book by a journalist who has worked in Iraq and has deep longing and concern for our nature. 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 movin...
  • Rebecca Kehler
    Feb 14, 2019
    This book is written without acknowledging that the human appetite for animal flesh and products is the biggest reason we got to this point. It instead blames climate change for our declining ability to exploit animals. The whole time I was reading this I thought it was a very bad joke...
  • Susan
    May 07, 2019
    Heartbreaking confirmation of predictions that have been being voiced for the last several decades. And now we hear the UN report... "1 million extinctions." I'm so sorry, children. This is not the world *I* wanted to pass on to you. ...