The featured presenter for the annual Friends of the Library meeting is author and journalist Dahr Jamail, who will speak about his recent book The End of Ice. In The End of Ice, we follow Jamail as he scales Mt. Denali 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.
“The End of Ice” Author Talk by Dahr JamailLibrary Programs2019-06-28T04:53:41-07:00