The End of Ice

Climate disruption at its worst!

Margaret K. recently emailed me a link to a recent Ralph Nader Radio programme.

As I said in my email to her after Jeannie and I had listened to it:

OK. Have listened to it just now.
I don’t know what to say.

Frankly, I’m overwhelmed. I need some time to let it settle down but it’s going to be featured on the blog very soon.
Thank you


I’m still ‘processing’ it but that doesn’t stop me from sharing it with you.


Ralph spends the whole hour with independent journalist, Dahr Jamail, author of “The End of Ice,” his first person report on the front lines of the climate crisis.

In late 2003, award-winning journalist, Dahr Jamail, went to the Middle East to report on the Iraq War, where he spent more than a year as one of only a few independent US journalists in the country. Mr. Jamail has also written extensively on veterans’ resistance against US foreign policy. He is now focusing on climate disruption and the environment. His book on that topic is entitled, The End of Ice.

“So much of what we talk about is so dire and so extreme and so scary and also disheartening that I quote Vaclav Havel, the Czech dissident writer and statesman. And he reminds us that as he said, ‘Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something is worth doing no matter how it turns out.” And that’s where I get into this moral obligation that no matter how dire things look, that we are absolutely morally obliged to do everything we can in our power to try to make this better.”  Dahr Jamail, author of “The End of Ice”


Now here’s the link to the radio programme: Link

(It’s a download so wait just a short time for it to play.)

Do put an hour to one side and listen to this important and compelling programme.


13 thoughts on “The End of Ice

    1. Forgive me for forgetting your name; this old age lark is a bit of a bummer!

      The thing about that programme that struck me was the speed, relatively speaking, that it was all taking place. And the fact that there is already sufficient heat absorbed by the oceans for there to be an ice-free Artic summer fairly soon and Florida to be more-or-less underwater, and so on, and our leaders to be giving it so little attention.

      One really does wonder what it will take for developed countries to wake up!

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      1. No worries, Paul (it’s Monika but not a problem at all-especially since I’ve not delivered my article for you like I promised 😬sorry). Every day I see yet another sign that the future is more dire than we think and it is most painful.

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      2. Thanks Monika!

        There are some days where I think that the great ingenuity of humans will pull us through, once the sh1t really does hit the fan. There are others when I’m so glad to be the age that I am and not, for example, the age of my grandson, Morten. (Just coming up to his 8th birthday.)

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  1. The Whole world needs to wake up to the fact that it is changing and more rapidly than ever.
    We happen to be living in these times of great changes, The world has heated up, cooled down many times, but to what our carbon footprints will speed up or exasperate what is often natural we can not say except it isn’t good.. Geoengineering which has been happening for years in our skies, all adding to the blanket effect of holding heat in the earths atmosphere, let alone the volcanic eruptions, ‘cow-conspiracy’ theories etc!

    What no one can deny is that our Weather is Changing!.. Floods are more frequent ALL over the world.. So added to that when the ice caps melt it will be catastrophic.


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