… and what of a world without any ice?

Paolo Gabrielli closed his Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair keynote with a quote by Henry Pollack from his 2009 book A World Without Ice. Read one of many reviews of it here. The quote has been mentioned a lot, it seems, and for good reason, including prominently on the book’s website, and is repeated here yet again: “Ice asks no questions, presents no arguments, reads no newspapers, listens to no debates. It is not burdened by ideology and carries no political baggage as it changes from solid to liquid. It just melts.” Related to that, this not-so-fun fact from yesterday’s talk: By about 2030, Glacier National Park won’t have any glaciers anymore (video, 1:31).

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