Sept. 20, 2019
“I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news” ― John Muir
In this interview with journalist and author Dahr Jamail will explore aspects of his new book, The End of Ice, and the ongoing climate crisis that you probably have not heard before. Dahr tells of his plans for writing the book, and how his original plans took a turn through his experiences in the field researching it. He explains and describes for us the state of sensitive eco-systems that are undergoing dramatic change right now, due to the climate crisis. We weave through these viscerally, gut-wrenching stories to also speak of what brought us to this point. Dahr speaks of "wetiko" disease, written about by author Jack Forbes in his book Columbus and other Cannibals, and how this disease brings us to our current ecological collapse. Along with the disease, we speak about its antidote, love, and Dahr relates a North American indigenous story of "Mis Misa" that tells of how a person remains in harmony with their spirit, the land, and the world.
During the interview these names and terms came up that listeners may want to learn about:
Book: My First Summer in the Sierra
Book: Columbus and Other Cannibals: The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism, and Terrorism
member of the Pit River Nation
Dahr shared a story of Mis Misa that has been written about by Darryl Wilson