In an insane world, the sane are considered mad. The madness expressed by US endless resource wars; expressed in Christchurch a few days ago; expressed by children having to mass-protest against the destruction for profit of a world because adults won’t do it and their representatives are by and large bought-an-paid-for by the destroyers; expressed on the streets with noise and homelessness is IMO symptomatic of a subconscious awareness that as a species we have exceeded the limits to growth and have doomed ourselves, as the following seems to indicate. How much is man made? How much a result of natural causes? Matters not. What matters is what we could do to reverse the man-made disaster. Will we?
The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption is a work of investigative journalism by Dahr Jamail, conducted during the period April 2016 to July 2017 on the front lines of human-caused climate disruption. Having lived in Alaska for ten years (1996-2006), Jamail had witnessed the dramatic impact of global warming on the glaciers there.
Jamail’s original aim was to alert readers about “the urgency of our planetary crisis through firsthand accounts of what is happening to the glaciers, forest, wildlife, coral reefs, and oceans, alongside data provided by leading scientists who study them.” His reporting took him to climate disruption hot spots in Alaska, California, Florida, and Montana in the United States; Palau in the Western Pacific Ocean; Great Barrier Reef, Australia; and the Amazon Forest in Manaus, Brazil. His grief at what was happening to nature made him realize that “only…
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