Wed June 5: The End of Ice — Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption

2019 May 29, by Chapter Council

The End of Ice — Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption

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Dahr Jamail is an award-winning climate reporter and former war correspondent. As one of the few unembedded journalists during the war in Iraq, he won praise from writer/activists like Howard Zinn and Naomi Klein. Since then Dahr’s been reporting from the front lines of climate disruption, from the heights of Alaska’s Denali peaks to the windswept islands of the Bering Sea, from the Great Barrier Reef and Amazon rainforest to Florida’s flooding coastline.

His new book, The End of Ice, is a passionate ode to the wonders of our endangered planet and to those who spend their lives trying to save it. Climbing and diving alongside leading researchers, Dahr finds beauty as well as devastation. Consulting with scientists, local inhabitants, and the natural world itself, he stands in full heartbroken relationship with each wounded place. His reporting is indispensable for understanding what lies ahead for the planet, and for ourselves.

Just as indispensable is how he engages the crucial, existential question of our times — how do we bear witness and find meaning in the path of climate disruption? What, he asks, is the face of hope in a time of mass extinction? And activism in a time of global crisis?

At a time when so many of us are stricken by grief, Dahr Jamail offers a path forward. As he writes, “Grief is something I move through, to territory on the other side. This means falling in love with Earth in a way I never thought possible. It also means opening to the innate intelligence of the heart. I am grieving and yet I have never felt more alive.”

Dahr Jamail will read from The End of Ice, describe his journney, and engage in dialogue with the audience Wednesday June 5, 7 pm, at UVic, David Turpin Building A110.

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Sponsored by UVic Social Justice Studies, KAIROS, Council of Canadians (Victoria), Transition Sooke and Sierra Club BC

Dahr Jamail will also be speaking at the following locations:
Monday June 3 Salt Spring Island, Meaden Hall 120 Blain Road
Tuesday June 4 Sooke, Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Thursday June 6 Duncan, Island Savings Centre, Somenos Room.