Melting Glaciers — See Them For Yourself

June 4, 2012 at 11:32 AM 4 comments

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.”


Entry filed under: The Environment, Weather, Etc..

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. JC for pennies  |  June 5, 2012 at 5:16 AM

    Climate changes constantly. That’s been the history of the Earth. Nothing really new under the sun.

  • 2. Norman Bell  |  July 23, 2012 at 7:44 AM

    Climate change will always be our current issue and we should make some changes to prevent the bad effects of climate change. :.:;:Thanks again“>

  • 3. Antone Colly  |  March 17, 2013 at 1:42 AM

    Global warming has become perhaps the most complicated issue facing world leaders. Warnings from the scientific community are becoming louder, as an increasing body of science points to rising dangers from the ongoing buildup of human-related greenhouse gases — produced mainly by the burning of fossil fuels and forests.;

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  • 4. JC for pennies  |  March 17, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    Gee, Antone. We are all aware that this is an issue. Do you have any new information about it, or do we continue to go around and around and around and around about it, neither side capable of convincing the other on the rightness of its POV? (Yawn)

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