Author talk
Dahr Jamail: The End of Ice
September 7, 2019, 7:00pm
Offered by The Lopez Island Library
Sponsored by
The Friends of the Lopez Island Library
In his book, "The End of Ice," acclaimed journalist Dahr Jamail embarks on a journey to the geographical front lines of the climate change 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.

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. "The End of Ice" offers a firsthand chronicle of the catastrophic reality of our situation and the incalculable necessity of relishing this vulnerable, fragile planet while we still can.