The End of Ice by Dahr Jamail

The End of Ice

As seen in Men’s Journal, Smithsonian.com, and The GuardianThe 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 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 h...


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TitleThe End of Ice
Author
Release DateJan 15th, 2019
PublisherThe New Press
GenreScience, Nonfiction, Environment, Nature, Politics, Audiobook, Climate Change
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Reviews The End of Ice

  • Max
    2019-01-01
    The End of Ice is a really serious book about climate disruption. The author travels around and interviews people who are affected by climate change first hand. The book begins with some personal experiences of the author, and then goes on exploring different parts of the world, for example the Arctic circle and the Amazon forest. While there is a lot of number- and fact-dropping, this is a really well written book. It reads easily and I found th...
  • Carolyn McBride
    2019-01-19
    This is a highly readable, chilling (no pun intended) eye-opening book. Everyone should read this, especially those that refuse to believe that climate change is real. How can anyone deny global warming when faced with a line such as this? "A child born today will see an Everest largely free of glaciers within her lifetime"On one hand, I felt better educated on global warming and how melting glaciers affect us all. On the other hand, I am at a lo...
  • Jammin Jenny
    2019-03-27
    I received this book via Netgalley in return for an honest review.I'm not going to say I enjoyed reading this book, because the information it shares is just so devastating to our planet. But I did think the author did a really good job talking about how climate change, human interaction with the planet, and other factors are gradually leading to some major changes in the not too distant future. I was unaware of the Trump administration's recent ...
  • Amit Verma
    2019-01-01
    This book by a journalist who has worked in Iraq and has deep longing and concern for our nature.Book is enjoyable, pierecing, accurate, detailed and contemporary. Author covers all facets of our ecology damaged by blind mindless pursuit of industrious human beings.. Deeply moving testimonials by reputed environmentalists throws light onto the fact that we are already in irreparable stage..Journey starts at Denali and covers Barrier reef, amazon ...
  • Randall Wallace
    2019-02-23
    If you stopped all human activity today, “it would take another 25,000 years for what is currently in the atmosphere to be absorbed into the oceans.” Picture it this way: “130 feet of sea level rise that is already baked into Earth’s climate system.” In New York City, Wanless’s projections show it entirely uninhabitable with the entire lower Manhattan submerged. Once the Florida aquifer gets tainted by saltwater, it’s over; experts ...
  • Elisabeth
    2019-03-02
    Dahr Jamail does a wonderful job weaving stories and experiences in with the brutal data about climate change.
  • Mark Valentine
    2018-11-22
    Impossible to read this and not be moved--to tears, to longing, to action.Jamail's best journalism involves his investigations while being embedded in the field. In his first book, Beyond the Green Zone, he worked as an embedded war journalist in the Iraq-American War--embedded with the Iraqis, that is, during the American assault on Fallujah in 2004. Now he takes his investigative skills to report on climate and environmental issues, embedded wi...
  • Matt
    2018-12-18
    This book was, well, depressing. It presents an utterly convincing case that humans are destroying the planet, and that we are negatively affecting pretty much every ecosystem, from the Alaskan tundra to the Great Barrier Reef, to the Sierra Nevada range, to the Amazon Rainforest. Unfortunately, while this book is important, it wasn't really enjoyable to read. Jamail travels from place to place, interviewing person after person about the effects ...
  • Felice Kelly
    2019-02-07
    Climate change due to anthropogenic CO2 and methane emissions is changing life on earth, leading to the loss of thousands of species, the loss of ways of life, and the melting of the glaciers. The End of Ice takes an unflinching look at these changes and compiles the stories of the people living on the front lines of climate change, or climate disruption, as the author prefers, to make you feel that we are fundamentally altering the earth. This i...
  • Jade
    2019-02-12
    Though a difficult read (due to the depressing nature of the content), this book proved to feel more like therapy to me. Faced with not just harrowing statistics, but specific and intimate descriptions from senior scientists of what exactly climate change currently looks like and will look like in many different ecosystems, I was better able to come to terms with my own need to grieve. In addition, the brief interludes between chapters in which J...
  • Rebecca Kehler
    2019-02-14
    This book is written without acknowledging that the human appetite for animal flesh and products is the biggest reason we got to this point. It instead blames climate change for our declining ability to exploit animals. The whole time I was reading this I thought it was a very bad joke.
  • Ramin
    2019-01-30
    [ I'm a fan of this new book, as you can tell from my book review in Smithsonian magazine. Here's an excerpt of that piece, and please go here to read the whole thing: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/scienc... ]The Aleutian people of the tundra-covered Alaskan island of St. Paul, hundreds of miles from the mainland, used to count on giant rookeries of northern fur seals every year for pelts and meat. They hunted plenty of fish and birds, too, but ...
  • Bart
    2019-02-05
    Dahr Jamail is the author of three books growing out of his experience as an unembedded journalist in Iraq. But he says what he learned while researching The End Of Ice shook him even more deeply than did his reporting from Iraq.He is also an experienced and dedicated mountaineer who has spent a big chunk of his life working with rescue teams on high-altitude glaciers in Alaska. Watching the rapid shrinkage of these glaciers has given him a perso...
  • Sara
    2019-02-20
    While most of us are well aware of climate change and its causes, some still refuse to accept it. This book is disheartening in its study of its effects all over our planet from the rapidly melting ice in the Arctic including Alaska and Glacier National Park to the rising sea levels in Florida and the predictions of scientists who have studied these areas for their entire careers as well as people living in these places and their firsthand observ...
  • Padma Ghosh
    2019-03-10
    There isn’t a single sentence in the book that is worth bookmarking for its beauty or imagination. Cliche-ridden, banal prose. One would be better informed just reading regular media coverage of climate change. No new insights about or hypotheses around the current crisis. The book has documentation of which scientist he had a coffee with or lunch with. And even about the characters he spent time with, the observations are so mundane that they ...
  • Susan Halvor
    2019-03-27
    I loved this book, even while it was hard to listen to, because, climate change. For me, it was a perfect balance of research and facts, and the author’s experiences in various natural places (it was a bonus that he’s spent so much time in Alaska!) But what I also deeply appreciated was the way the author periodically would step back and reflect on how hard it is to witness the rapid decline and uncertain future of so much that we love, the w...
  • Lori Mize
    2019-02-07
    This book is so important. I wish that ever person I know would read it. I wish politicians would read it. Anthropogenic climate disruption is happening faster than even expected by most scientific experts. I hope we can come together as a global community and mitigate some of the things heading our way, but I do not have a lot of faith this will happen. It makes me truly sad for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We belong to the Earth. W...
  • Jennifer
    2019-02-16
    Not easy to read a book that outlines all the ways our environment is reaching tipping points, but a necessary read. I appreciated the author's conclusion: that we need to get beyond hopeful/hopeless and reach a point of being hope-free so that we can grieve and honor the world we are losing AND find ways to make the new world livable.
  • Ellen Yarnell
    2019-03-05
    Dahr Jamail takes us on a journey to different pressured sites around the Earth. Talking with scientists about the impact of Climate Change and his reflections on the sorrow of watching the Earth collapse. A lovely, tender book.
  • Andrew
    2019-01-26
    We are screwedOne of the best reads on the topic of anthropogenic climate disruption. I have never been so certain that all of us collectively have truly fucked up
  • Kirsten Eckert-Smith
    2019-02-09
    Beautifully written - you can feel his love for this planet that nurtures and sustains us.
  • Anneli
    2019-02-10
    Eye-opening and depressing. I mean, I knew most of it before but Dahr Jamail connects the dots and shows the hopelessness of the situation.
  • Emily
    2019-03-09
    Critical reading for literate earthlings
  • Anett Kovacs
    2018-12-18
    Note: I received a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley.In short, The End of Ice by journalist Dahr Jamail is a deeply moving book about climate change. The author takes us on a journey from Denali and Alaska's (not so permanent) permafrost regions through Amazonian rainforests that are being cut down at an alarming rate and coastal regions that will soon vanish due to a massive rise of sea levels to the basically dying Great Barrier Reef. H...