The End of Ice by Dahr Jamail audiobook

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

By Dahr Jamail
Read by Tom Parks

Brilliance Audio

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781978643093

  • ISBN: 9781978643093

Runtime: 7.99 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Environmental Ecology

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Book in Science for Fall

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 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The End of Ice is about developing a stronger connection to nature, which Jamail says many people living in urban areas have lost or left behind.” Smithsonian
“Jamail commits to educating others on the plight of the planet, in hopes a younger generation can delay the inevitable.” Men’s Journal
“This book will help readers understand how ecosystems have been affected by climate change and how inaction has potentially doomed further generations.” Library Journal
“Matching awe for the majestic intricacy and beauty of nature with exacting and alarming dispatches, Jamail calls on us to respect facts, honor life, and recognize that we are facing increasingly tragic disruptions and loss. Enlightening, heartbreaking, and necessary.” Booklist
“There’s urgency in narrator Tom Parks’ voice as he ticks off the names of cities that may be underwater by 2050: New York, Miami, Tokyo, Mumbai…Parks narrates the author’s personal stories in a reflective tone with a touch of sadness as Jamail considers the future while amid the grand peaks. It’s a tone that makes the stories of Alaskan hunters who are reluctant to further risk their environment hit home. Jamail calls on listeners to experience the natural world while they still can as he laments the lack of political action.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Dahr Jamail

Author Bio: Dahr Jamail

Dahr Jamail, a Truthout staff reporter, is the author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq. He has reported from the Middle East over the last ten years, and he has won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 7.99
Audience: Adult
Language: English