In a reading from his book Fire and Ice: Soot, Solidarity and Survival on the Roof of the World, Jonathan Mingle will explore the changes wrought by a warming climate in the Ladakh and Zanskar regions of India. At the heart of his story is the journey of a tight-knit community of farmers as they slowly abandon their ancient village and build a new one from scratch – starting with a solar-heated community hall. Their story intersects in surprising ways with the overlooked global health and climate impacts of black carbon – the most ubiquitous and dangerous pollutant you’ve never heard of. Mingle’s writing on the environment, climate, science, development and South Asia has appeared in a variety of publications, including The New York Times, Slate, The Los Angeles Times, and Quartz. He is a former Middlebury Fellow in Environmental Journalism, and a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of California, Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group.