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Lions Roar : November 2019
Q&A The End of Ice Avid mountaineer and former war reporter DAHR JAMAIL visited bleaching coral reefs, melting glaciers, and shrinking forests to chronicle the world’s environmental crisis for his new book, The End of Ice. Jamail talks to Haleigh Atwood about how meditation has helped him bear witness to what’s happening to the planet. Why did you take on the painful task of directly reporting on the harms that climate change is doing to the earth? I believe the fundamental cause of climate disruption is human disconnect from the planet. That disconnect was created by the spread of industrialization. My goal for The End of Ice was to present climate disruption as descriptively, personally, and accurately as possible in order to inspire people to explore nature and the earth. If we all start doing that, I think we will feel the injuries that are being done to the planet. People who spend a lot of time outside have a very personal and visceral understanding that we are of this earth. They know that what we’re doing to the earth, we’re doing to ourselves. The subtitle of your book is Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption. What does “bearing witness” mean to you in regard to the climate crisis? To me, bearing witness means trying to figure out how to process climate disrup- tion and all the feelings that come along with it. The first step is being completely pres- ent with what’s happening on the planet and giving it my full attention. Then I pay attention to how that impacts my body and mind. For example, when I was snorkeling over the Great Barrier Reef during a massive coral bleaching event, I felt the tightening around my heart and tears coming into my mask. It was important to process what feelings were elicited when seeing the collapse of this incredibly important living ecosystem. Another example was when I visited Utqiagvik, Alaska—the northernmost town in the United States—to speak with a village elder in his early nineties. When he was a kid, the Arctic sea ice was vis- ible ten to fifteen miles offshore in the late summer. Now the ice is 180 and 250 miles offshore. In one lifetime that’s how much has been lost. Hearing this, I felt a sense of overwhelm and dread. I also felt ISTOCK.COM/COLDIMAGES LION’S ROAR | NOVEMBER 2019 17