Dahr Jamail: The End of Ice

Please join Auntie's Bookstore and The Spokane Riverkeepers for a talk with Dahr Jamail.

About Dahr Jamail:

"In late 2003, weary of the overall failure of the US media to accurately report on the realities of the war in Iraq for the Iraqi people, Dahr Jamail went to the Middle East to report on the war himself, Dahr has also reported from Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. He has also reported extensively on veterans’ resistance against US foreign policy, and is now focussing on anthropogenic climate disruption and the environment.

Dahr’s stories have been published with Truthout, Inter Press Service, Tom Dispatch, The Sunday Herald in Scotland, The Guardian, Foreign Policy in Focus, Le Monde, Le Monde Diplomatique, The Huffington Post, The Nation, The Independent, and Al Jazeera, among others. Dahr is currently and has been a feature writer for Truthout.org for five years, and his climate feature page there is titled ‘Climate Disruption Dispatches‘."

About "The End of Ice":

"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—including photographs throughout of Jamail on his journey across the world—of the catastrophic reality of our situation and the incalculable necessity of relishing this vulnerable, fragile planet while we still can."

About Spokane Riverkeepers:

"The Spokane Riverkeeper was formed in 2009 by a small group of lawyers fed up with polluters abusing the Spokane River. They recognized the hands on approach that values a presence on the river and uncompromising advocacy. Our pioneering work stopped millions of gallons of raw sewage from entering the river each year and created a pioneering effort to keep toxic pollution out of the River. We quickly expanded by hiring advocates and scientists, who expanded our legal work to protect the river.

Spokane Riverkeeper exists to ensure equitable access to the resources and natural beauty of the Spokane River...and to restore and preserve the river for future generations of our community. We believe that the river is such a cherished asset to all citizens of this community, that equitable use is a matter of justice. And this is why Spokane Riverkeeper is a priority program of the Center for Justice. Our goal is for a fishable and swimmable Spokane River. Spokane Riverkeeper is a vigilant guardian and advocate for the Spokane River and its watershed. We work for the restoration and conservation of the river’s ecological health and aesthetic integrity. As a member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance movement, Riverkeeper’s first priority is to defend the river against pollution and polluters."

For more information, please see: https://www.spokaneriverkeeper.org/#intro-1

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Auntie's Bookstore
402 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781620972342
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Press - January 15th, 2019

As seen in The New York Times, Men's Journal, Smithsonian.com, and The Guardian

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