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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:59 PM

The End of Ice: Dahr Jamail on Climate Disruption from the Melting Himalayas to Insect Extinction

STORYFEBRUARY 12, 2019
https://www.democracynow.org/2019/2/12/the_end_of_ice_dahr_jamail?fbclid=IwAR2uGw7ZBgXYsa7g-2CJX3DRLg_MA1vDnHdnId4KNjAqOrG5vH86gKNvy5U

A new report finds at least a third of the Himalayan ice cap will melt by the end of the century due to climate change, even if the world’s most ambitious environmental reforms are implemented.

The report, released by the Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment earlier this month, is the culmination of half a decade’s work by over 200 scientists, with an additional 125 experts peer reviewing their work. It warns rising temperatures in the Himalayas could lead to mass population displacement, as well as catastrophic food and water insecurity.

The glaciers are a vital water source for the 250 million people who live in the Hindu Kush Himalaya range, which spans from Afghanistan to Burma. More than 1.5 billion people depend on the rivers that flow from the Himalayan peaks.

We speak with Dahr Jamail, independent journalist and Truthout staff reporter. He is the author of the new book “The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption.”


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