James Balog: Capturing our Disappearing Glaciers + Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss

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Oct 12, 2012 by MoyersandCompany

James Balog, one of the world’s outstanding cinemaphotographers, joins Bill to explain that “the earth is having a fever.” At tremendous risk to his own safety, Balog has been documenting the erosion of glaciers in Switzerland, Greenland, Iceland, and Alaska. His soon-to-be-released film, Chasing Ice, is a breathtaking account of climate change in action.


James Balog on Capturing our Disappearing Glaciers

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TEDtalksDirector on Sep 9, 2009

http://www.ted.com Photographer James Balog shares new image sequences from the Extreme Ice Survey, a network of time-lapse cameras recording glaciers receding at an alarming rate, some of the most vivid evidence yet of climate change.

James Balog: Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss

from the archives:

On Thinner Ice – Melting Glaciers on the Roof of the World

‘Benchmark’ glaciers shrinking faster

Scientists capture dramatic footage of Arctic glaciers melting in hours + video

Wake Up, Freak Out – then Get a Grip