Dahr Jamail, author, "The End of Ice"
Air Dates: February 22-24, 2020
A NEW Interview with DAHR JAMAIL, Award-Winning Journalist & Author
• Book: "The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption"
• Updates - New Honors for the Book & Dramatic Global Climate Events Supporting Jamail's Analysis of Our Planet’s Changing Ecosystems
“As a species, we now hang over the abyss of a geoengineered future we have created for ourselves. At our insistence, our voracious appetite is consuming nature itself. We have refused to heed the warnings Earth has been sending, and there is no rescue team on its way." -- Dahr Jamail “The End of Ice”
February 19, 2020– This week REPORT FROM SANTA FE presents a new interview with award-winning journalist Dahr Jamail, author of "The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption."
In the year since "The End of Ice" was first published, it has been featured in the Smithsonian Magazine's "Top Ten Science Books for 2019,"as well as being shortlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.
In this same year, climate scientists have published reports about dramatically accelerated melting in Greenland and Antarctica, fires in the Amazon that burned 80% more of the rain forest than the summer before, and in Australia, runaway bush fires destroyed roughly 25.5 million acres, burned around 3,000 homes, leaving at least 33 people dead, and killing well over a billion animals,
Jamail discusses worldwide kids' climate activism, and describes the hope the new young leaders of the world represent, quoting Greta Thunberg, the Swedish 17-year-old climate activist who says "Act as if your house is on fire, because it IS!"
Jamail adds, "At some point, all of us are going to be answerable to younger generations and they are going to ask us, wow, you were alive in 2020, did you know about this crisis and how severe it was? And most of us will have to say, yes. And then, of course, they're going to ask, well, what did you do?"
Outlining steps of repair, mitigation, and adaptation, "The End of Ice" offers much to think about and do. For those seeking hope, Jamail offers this quote from Vaclev Havel, “Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something is worth doing no matter how it turns out.”
Jamail writes for Truthout, the BBC, NPR, the Guardian, the Nation, Al Jazeera, and more. He won the 2018 Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media, as well as the Martha Gelhorn Award for Journalism, awards for Social Justice Journalism, Civic Courage, and five Project Censored Awards.