Forbes: Why ‘Chasing Ice’ Is Better Than ‘An Inconvenient Truth’

November 11, 2012

For all its destructive calamity, global warming is hard to make into a disaster movie. One could argue that we just saw it a few weeks ago when superstorm Sandy drowned New Jersey, but the difficulty in tying a single storm to the overall climate leaves just enough room for doubters to equivocate. For a view of climate change that is crystal clear, watch the new documentary, “Chasing Ice.”

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Vanity Fair: Photos On the Cold Front

November 8, 2012

In an effort to provide concrete visual proof of climate change and its devastating effects, photographer James Balog embarked on a years-long project that spanned the northern reaches of the globe. He set up cameras from Greenland to Alaska in order to capture horrifying—yet undeniably beautiful—time-lapse photos that reveal the unprecedented rate at which glaciers are receding. As the award-winning Chasing Ice, which chronicles Balog’s monumental endeavor with his Extreme Ice Survey, hits New York on November 9, VF.com showcases breathtaking photographs from Balog’s Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers, published by Rizzoli.

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