Melting Glaciers — See Them For Yourself
Over the weekend a friend of mine told me about the film, Chasing Ice, which debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival:
In the spring of 2005, National Geographic photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change and a cynic about the nature of academic research. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.
Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.
After looking around there a bit (the film will be in theaters this fall), I ended up at the Extreme Ice Survey’s website here.
It is amazing. You’ve got to check it out. Be sure to click on the Time-Lapse Video and Photography tab at the top of the home page. There you’ll find time-lapse videos that stretch over the course of years. Incredible stuff.
As the site says, when it comes to climate change, “seeing is believing.”
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