The Glaciers Are Melting!
Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers 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 well-being 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.
Hauntingly Beautiful. These are the words that describe witnessing a loud crack, the earth rumbling, and a chunk of ice the size of lower Manhattan quickly disappearing.
There are serious implications to our actions. Our refusal to look at the truth doesn't mean it's not true. This may come as a surprise to some, but we don't actually own this planet and the universe doesn't actually revolve around human beings. This footage could be a final wake up call before it's too late. And since we haven't got the technology or another planet to escape to yet, we've got to make changes if we want to survive. Our planet isn't one of the things we can afford to take for granted.