Chasing Ice: 7.4 cubic km of ice crashing into the ocean

Describing the largest iceberg calving ever filmed, filmaker James Balog states,

It’s like watching Manhattan breaking apart in front of your eyes…

Background

Acclaimed environmental 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.

After weeks of waiting, the Chasing Ice filmakers witnessed 7.4 cubic km of ice crashing off the Ilulissat glacier in Greenland. Chasing Ice, released in the UK on December 14th.

Right now there are dates spread out until March for showing of the film, but unfortunately none in the United States yet.

You can follow James Balog’s mission to document Arctic ice being melted by climate change – Web | Facebook | Twitter

James Hickshttp://about.me/jameshicks
James is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of HicksNewMedia, a Digital Publishing and Technology Consulting team providing effective and relevant solutions to individuals and businesses looking to more effective utilize the social interweb. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

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