Dahr Jamail, journalist and author, "The End of Ice" PART TWO
Air Dates: April 6-8, 2019
This Week: DAHR JAMAIL, Award-Winning Journalist & Author
Part 2 of a 2-Part Interview
· Book: "The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption"
· Visits “Hot Spots” Around The World In A Global Quest To Discover How We Will Cope With Our Planet’s Changing Ecosystems
-- Dr. Phil Stoddard, the Mayor of South Miami --“If we had a responsible government, we would be looking at a government controlled and funded and orchestrated evacuation of millions of people out of south Florida...
We need to be relocating archives, and hospitals, and libraries and things that we don’t want to be lost. And finding a way to relocate all these people to higher ground literally and find jobs and instead, what do we have?
We have this state where the previous governor, Rick Scott, who is now a senator, forbade state employees to use the words ‘climate change and global warming.’”
March 29, 2019 – This week REPORT FROM SANTA FE presents Part Two of a two-part interview with award-winning journalist Dahr Jamail, author of "The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption."
Jamail visits “hot spots” around the world in a global quest to discover how we will cope with our planet’s changing ecosystems. In this episode, he focuses on melting permafrost and dangerous methane emissions in the Arctic, the dramatic excess methane flaring in NW New Mexico, and the issue of sea level rise.
“The End of Ice,” follows 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.
Sustainability experts feel there are 3 schools of thought on how to handle the crisis of climate disruption – fix what we can, mitigate the worst of it, and adapt as fast as we can to the changes.
Also new in this episode, Jamail explores the issue of sea level rise, especially in South Florida. Jamail states, “The catastrophe is upon us and it is going to intensify so what do we need to do to adapt? So we need to completely relocate south Florida. We need to stop putting any money in any infrastructure that is at sea level or nearby sea level... So it is going to make sense to start relocating people, building things differently, and certainly figuring out how we are going to grow food differently where our water source is going to go? And what does it really make sense economically to be doing? We are talking about total change in the entire system of how we are going to live.”
“Our western industrial civilization talks about what are my rights? And indigenous wisdom teaches us - what are my obligations? What are my obligations to serve the planet, and what are my obligations to future generations? And so to me I think it is a completely different ontology of if we start acting as people looking at life through the lens of what are my obligations of service, instead of how can I get mine? We are going to start behaving very differently and I feel like that time is upon us.
– Dahr Jamail “The End of Ice”