Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Chasing Ice movie reveals largest iceberg break-up ever filmed

It's like watching 'Manhattan breaking apart in front of your eyes', says filmmaker James Balog. He's describing the largest iceberg calving ever filmed, as featured in his movie, Chasing Ice. After weeks of waiting, the filmakers witnessed 7.4 cubic km of ice crashing off the Ilulissat glacier in Greenland. Chasing Ice, released in the UK on Friday, follows James Balog's mission to document Arctic ice being melted by climate change.

The award winning film of one man's mission to provide undeniable evidence of climate change in the Arctic. 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 Derek Keats via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)