Book Review: The End of Ice by Dahr Jamail

Deena Metzger calls Dahr Jamail’s new book a record of "the terrible knowledge, moral anguish, and great love of a journalist who embeds himself in the physical reality that the natural world is suffering."

Animals Endowed With Rights

Leonardo Boff asserts: "Whether one acknowledges the dignity of animals depends on that person’s paradigm (vision of the world and values)." Boff breaks down the two paradigms which we need to subvert in order to grow our ecological consciousness.

A Brief Melting Moment

"Look how that rock dust is basically burning into the ice, transmitting and intensifying the heat of the sun," said Jeff, leaning over my shoulder. "The huge streams of water that are pouring into the crevasses are breaking up the glacier’s underbody and lubricating its passage toward the sea." However immobile it might appear, I could now sense how that glacier was collapsing underneath itself, letting loose its thousand-year life in a muddy, rock-strewn river rushing to the Arctic Sea.

Hinduism and Honoring Creation

To create a present and a future which is Earth-honoring and just to all marginalized and outcast beings, those of us who identify as Hindus must act as wise and determined servants in re-discovering the ecologically-sound wisdom embedded in our collective human history and experience.