Embracing Grief Over Climate Change and Mass Extinction Allows Him to Love the Earth
I've admired Dahr Jamail for years. He's asked that we protect whales, dolphins and fish from super loud military sonar in Alaska in war games. He was a mountain climbing guide in Denali and later he was an unembedded journalist reporting on the US war against Iraq. In this Article, he relishes experiences grief then acting to both protect the wild systems he loves and to fully relish nature's wonder.
Dahr Jamail's Article writes about grief as a form of honoring and caring for nature.
'"Thich Nhat Hanh has written how “the most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When our mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” Only by sharing an intimacy with the natural world can we begin to know, love, and care for her."