Global Warming/Climate Change

Chasing Ice


Last night I watched a newly released documentary titled Chasing Ice. It was both beautiful, and harrowing. I encourage you to watch it.

The documentary follows acclaimed photographer James Balog on his quest to capture, using time-lapse photography, the multi-year retreat of glaciers in Greenland, Iceland, Alaska and Montana — where they placed a few dozen cameras in extreme conditions and left them to capture thousands of images over entire seasons. The project is called the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS), and is "the most wide-ranging, ground-based, photographic study of glaciers ever conducted."

Mr. Balog, formerly a climate change skeptic — he couldn’t believe that man could be ‘powerful’ enough to change the climatic function of an entire planet — no longer has an ounce of doubt about where humanity is heading if it doesn’t rapidly change course.

Where science and local weather observations fail to penetrate to the depth of people’s minds, and thus to their behaviours, these hard-fought-for images tell a much more compelling, graphic tale. Seeing is believing.

Just to entice you further, I’ll place Balog’s TED Talk below.



  1. While the footage is very dramatic and the dialogue melodramatic, this is not the only side of the picture. While there is a lot of movement going on in an area of ice the result will not necessarily be loss of ice. In the last year there is evidence of 60 percent increase of ice in the arctic. That is 920,00 SQUARE MILES!
    See link:

    How can you argue with that?

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