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Savor the Cryosphere

Savor the Cryosphere

James Balog, Chasing Ice Sundance Premiere January 2012

The documentary film Chasing Ice premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. It is a narrative about climate change being observed in 'real time'. The filmmakers followed the ice explorations of master photographer James Balog as he and his team captured evidence of declining glaciers in Iceland, Greenland, and elsewhere. The film went on to be seen by audiences worldwide. Clips from Balog's Extreme Ice Survey, illustrate the power of time-lapse photography and its ability to capture events as they unfold over long time periods in the cryosphere.

The Geological Society of America has used some of Balog's visual evidence of glacial change in their report, Savor the Cryosphere. These photographic records may represent some of the last evidence of ice cover that won't seen again in many human life times as deglaciation from the warming climate accelerates.


           Mendhenhall Glacier Melt, Alaska 2007-2015 (credit: Extreme Ice Survey)

            Sólheimajökull Glacier Melt, Iceland 2007-2017 (credit: Extreme Ice Survey)

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