Resources: Chasing Ice
Glaciers are receding at an alarming rate not previously seen due to atmospheric and oceanic warming. James Balog, an award-winning nature photographer and geomorphologist, sets out to combine his love of nature and photography and capture the visual evidence that glaciers are disappearing rapidly by photographing 22 different sites in Iceland, Alaska, and Greenland over a period of 5 years using video and time-lapse photography. Blalog is also confronted with health issues and risks while conducting the study with his team, and the film provides a deep, personal connection between he and his family in regards to his love of exploration and nature photography.
Acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovered undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.
Traveling with a team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his wellbeing in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. As the debate polarizes America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet.
Clip: Clip 1 - Debate on the Changing ClimateIntroduction to the Extreme Ice Survey Team and the Media Debate on the Changing Climate
Clip: Clip 2 - Atmospheric EvidenceThe Skepticism Behind Climate Change and the Atmospheric Evidence
Clip: Clip 3 - Memory of the LandscapeMemory of the Landscape
Clip: Clip 4 - Reality of the SituationCryoconite and The Reality of the Situation
Clip: Clip 5 - Deep ConnectionThe Deep Connection
Clip: Clip 6 - Measurable ChangesMeasurable Changes and the Calving Event