Trailer: Chasing Ice

September 6, 2012

This guy is definitely nuts, but he sure takes some great pictures.


10 Responses to “Trailer: Chasing Ice”

  1. rayduray Says:

    Balog is nuts? Perhaps. In a good way.

    But he certainly is accomplished as well as being a wonderful asset to the environmental community. I first became aware of him in 2009 with his NatGeo documentary on glaciers. It was one of the most brilliant devices I’d seen to that point to educate the public about the effect of global warming on glaciers shrinking. Mostly, I think Balog is one of the best educators in America today.

  2. astrostevo Says:

    Can’t wait to see the whole movie. Looks spectacular and terrifying and glorious combined. Cheers for this.

  3. afeman Says:

    I saw the whole thing at a film festival — forget the climate angle, that will scare off people who need to see it. It is a jaw dropping spectacle — they film a chunk of glacier something like 10 square miles calving off. I doubt anything like it has been filmed before.

  4. Dang, I definitely want to see that.

  5. I would very much like to not see that…

  6. junkdrawer88 Says:

    So far, it looks like a very limited release:

    There is a link on that page where you can request a local showing.

  7. rayduray Says:


    NASA’s Earth Observatory has a very cool picture and back story up about the confluence of the Rio Negro and the Amazon at Manaus, Brazil:

  8. anotheralionel Says:

    I have been following the exploits of James Balog and co. through The Extreme Ice Survey for about five years now having heard of and obtained the National Geographic produced book ‘Extreme Ice Now’.

    I look forward to seeing more of this film having been a keen pro-am photographer for many years. Although no longer able to do extreme activities myself I especially look forward to narrative on the technical challenges overcome.

    ‘Extreme Ice Now’ is a superbly illustrated and designed book, rather over designed in my opinion by being presented in a very thick card slip case which itself is as superbly produced and printed as the many photographic images inside. A little over-resource hungry considering the ecological cost of such lavish production.

    Having written that the narrative in the book is still as valid now as it was when published in 2009. The clever introduction over four pages is in the form of a ‘cloze’ exercise based on these statement with the inserted words in bold:

    How could humans affect this huge planet so much?

    Could activists be creating a new cause to sell?

    Could scientists be trying to generate research grants?

    Could the computer models be wrong?

    Could the media be over-hyping the science?

    Though I was once a skeptic. I’m not any more.

    The evidence is in ice.

    That truth in that last statement is now ever-so much clearer as the ice retreats faster than ever.

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