Mosquitos thousands of feet up in a mountain basecamp where there were none before. Large expanses of bare rock where there used to be ice. These are but a couple of things that Dahr Jamail observed on a climb up Alaska’s Mount Denali, one of the most isolated mountain peaks in the world.
Dahr Jamail is a former war journalist who has returned from nearly a decade reporting on overseas war zones to renew his passion for mountaineering. What he discovered is the fragility of the earth. In the process of writing his new book The End of Ice, he’s seen first hand what the effects of climate change are on our mountain ecosystems.
In the book, released in January of this year, he also writes of his journey to other endangered places from the Arctic to the Great Barrier Reef to the flooding streets of Miami. The result is a book which provokes large questions about how we got to this point, and more importantly, what we’re going to do about it.
It's a sobering book, posing the idea that maybe it’s too late. Today's interview is done byMichael Welch of the Global Research News Hour, a podcast and radio show produced in Winnipeg. Thanks to Michael for permission to repodcast his interview and for saying yes every time we ask!
Image: Pixabay - Mount Denali
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