List: Dahr Jamail

Dahr Jamail is the leading reporter of climate breakdown. He writes in a sophisticated way about grief, and the necessity of connecting to the Earth. He draws on 10 years of experience as a war reporter in Iraq and elsewhere, as well as his long experience as a mountaineer in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

Essential Works

Rethink Activism in the Face of Biological Collapse
March 2019. A manifesto and cri de coeur by Jamail and his partner Barbara Cecil. Originally entitled “Climate Collapse Is On the Horizon; We Must Act Anyway.”

Climate Change Has Already Happened
March 2019. A video talk by Jamail introducing his book The End of Ice, recounting his travels and his experience of climate breakdown around the world.

What Would it Mean to Deeply Accept That We’re in Planetary Crisis?
May 2019. “A new cosmology is needed to accept the likelihood of our own demise, along with the looming death of vast swaths of the biosphere upon which we depend and are part of. … This reality must be seen, felt, assimilated, to allow a new philosophy and accompanying perspective to come into focus.”

Dancing With Grief
July 2019. An updated account of Jamail’s encounter with grief at the prospect of climate apocalypse. Includes a clear and devastating list of evidence that climate breakdown is irrevocably underway.

Ongoing Series

Climate Disruption Dispatches
Monthly news updates about climate disruption from around the world.

How Then Shall We Live?
Contemplations by Jamail and his partner Barbara Cecil about the emotional and spiritual aspects of climate apocalypse.


The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption
January 2019. From the publisher: “Like no other book, The End of Ice offers a firsthand chronicle—including photographs throughout of Jamail on his journey across the world—of the catastrophic reality of our situation and the incalculable necessity of relishing this vulnerable, fragile planet while we still can.”