Lopez Center for Community and the Arts
As the featured presenter for the annual Friends of the Library meeting, we have invited author and journalist Dahr Jamail to 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.