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In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: 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. 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.
As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.
Visually breathtaking. --Variety
Stunning…Timely…A solitary quest with global implications. --The New York Times
Hauntingly beautiful. --Huffington Post
The landscapes he captures and brings to us are breathe takingly beautiful. For those who don't believe the earth is changing under our noses, how do you explain it? Read morePublished 9 days ago by Lindsey Zeiger
A really well done movie with great cinematography and a profound message.Published 13 days ago by Victoria Fisher
Beautiful, passionate, and , hopefully, persuasive. We are living in a time of epic change. Will world governments act before it is too late?Published 1 month ago by hot4hypatia
This is the ultimate proof to those 'self appointed experts and nay-sayers' that we do indeed have a very serious problem with global warming which, if ignored any further, in our... Read morePublished 1 month ago by AMC