Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Chasing Ice: Glacial Melting in the Arctic

Chasing Ice, a documentary by the producers of Academy award-winning The Cove, tells the story of James Balog's mission to capture visual evidence of the effect of climate change on our planet. Since an initial trip to Norway in 2005, Balog has used time-lapse cameras in brutal Arctic conditions to conduct an Extreme Ice Survey to provide proof – in breathtaking footage – that these colossal glaciers are melting before our eyes.

The award winning film of one man's mission to provide undeniable evidence of climate change in the Arctic, premieres in the UK on 3 December. This incredible clip from the documentary is shot in Greenland and shows some of the difficulties – and dangers – that the crew faced capturing these disappearing mountains of ice on camera.

Read more and see images from Chasing Ice.

Source: The Guardian

Photo courtesy of Galileo55 via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)