Now comes Dahr Jamail, with a timely and crucial reminder that zoonotic pathogens might be released in the future not only as a consequence of human encroachment on wild habitats, but also as a direct result of climate breakdown.
His entire report is worth careful consideration; excerpts below, with Images from installations of Olafur Eliasson’s large scale meltdown, Ice Watch.
About Ice Watch, Olafur Eliasson states:
This week we welcome the publication of a new book by the experienced environmental journalist Dahr Jamail, The End of Ice.
As climate “change” accelerates into climate breakdown, much of the data referenced by Jamail is already obsolete in a book published just last week, with new data implying significantly worse impacts than at the time of his writing. Yet Jamail most definitely walks the walk, or in his case — as a lifelong mountaineer — climbs the climb; his knowledge of dramatic changes in glacier ecology is intimate, deep, up front and personal. In the end, his love for the mountains calls him to draw the line and take a stand.
An excerpt from the book’s introduction below, with images of iced flowers from the studio of Azuma Makoto.
Such is the present moment:
Where do we draw the line?
Where do we take a stand?