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

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?

Three Worlds One Vision

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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6 thoughts on “The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption by Dahr Jamail

  1. rawgod

    Goodbye, humanity. I just hope we do not take all life with us as we leave this planet. As long as there is life there is hope for the future. Without life there is no hope, and that is more than sad–it is diastrous!

  2. sherazade

    ‘Lo faremo?’
    Dopo la grande manifestazione di 2 giorni fa c’è un momento di grande fervore purtroppo il problema del riscaldamento climatico ogni anno viene discusso Ma i principali responsabili Cina e Stati Uniti non intendono agire di conseguenza.
    Speriamo bene!

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thank you for your comment, Shera. To seriously face the problem of anthropological climate disruption is not going to be a “cake walk” as they say here. I personally do not believe that even the most serious “demonstrators” have much of a clue as to what is involved here. To succeed now would mean disenfranchising our government “leaders”; corporate execs, bankers, all military forces, thus stopping all wars, shutting down all armament manufacturing; for “ordinary” people, it means to stop using jets to fly here and there, stop taking cruises and perhaps stop all energy intensive vacationing. And then, get really serious. You see? It’s a domino problem. If we continue as we are, we doom future generations but we live a bit longer. If we seriously put a stop to everything that causes climate destabilization, we all die the sooner because the cities become massive tombs as the power grids fall. Unfortunately there is no middle ground, no gradual shifting from one kind of energy to another that will provide any palpable solution. Simply put, we’ve gone too far and grossly exceeded our limits to growth. The time to tackle climate disruption due to technology was immediately after WWII. There was a chance then but we chose instead to feed a false flag called “the cold war” and here we are.

      1. sherazade

        Grazie molto del tuo risposta così ben articolata che condivido soprattutto nel senso che oggi Qualsiasi cambiamento E comunque non risolutivo o meglio impossibile senza destabilizzare completamente la struttura attuale.
        Buona settimana è un abbraccio.

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