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James Balog

This Glacier's Vanishing Act Is Beautifully Heartbreaking

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.11.2015 | Science

The world's glaciers are shrinking at alarming rates. Zachariae Isstrom glacier, in northeast Greenland, for instance, is losing 5 billion tons per ye...

Extreme Ice Survey: Success on South Georgia Island

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Lindblad Expeditions

There is a particular moment in the mountains, when the clouds part and mysterious summits are revealed, that I find especially appealing. Often, muted gray skies and low clouds obscure the world above, leaving steep ridges disappearing into an atmospheric abyss.

Extreme Ice Survey Returns South

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
Lindblad Expeditions

We're currently in the Falkland Islands and will be departing for South Georgia Island this evening. We're taking this opportunity to finish building the camera systems prior to the crossing.

Nature Photographer James Balog Honored

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

The cameraman featured in the Oscar-nominated film Chasing Ice has captured a lot more than ice with his lens.

A Blustery Day On South Georgia Island

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 05.11.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

We're left thinking about the real hardships of the great explorers of the past, knowing we probably had that coming.

Art Makes Environmental Change Real

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Apparently, scientific information, no matter how solid, is unable to persuade a good many people of the reality of climate change. At the same time we're finding that less objective (and less scientifically valid) types of information can affect people's views.

Glaciers To See Before They're Gone

Natural Habitat Adventures | Posted 02.11.2013 | Travel
Natural Habitat Adventures

Standing at the rail of the Glacier Queen, we were riveted to the face of the 300-foot-high wall of ice towering before us. Though it was a quarter-mile away, we could hear every crack and crumble as the active tidewater glacier heaved and sloughed ice into the frigid waters of Prince William Sound.

ReThink Interview: James Balog and Jeff Orlowski of Chasing Ice

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green
Jonathan Kim

If you need more immediate, visceral evidence of climate change besides countless articles, studies, and your impressive command of the facts, you should direct wayward Thanksgiving guests to the new documentary Chasing Ice.

Chasing Ice: A New Documentary Melts a Climate Change Skeptic's Heart

Michael Rose | Posted 01.22.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

One of the most beautiful and important films ever made. It takes up the discussion where An Inconvenient Truth left off but with new footage, not just something scraped up out of an archive.

Chasing Ice, Go See the Movie!

Stacy Bare | Posted 01.06.2013 | Entertainment
Stacy Bare

In a new film, Chasing Ice, which was an official selection at Sundance last year, now makes its public debut on November 9th in New York City, James Balog's quest to document the physical imagery of climate change is brought to life.

James Gerken

Photographer Captures 'Completely Shocking' Retreat Of World's Glaciers | James Gerken | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green

"Use your voice." Standing before the audience at the New York City premiere of "Chasing Ice" in October, photographer James Balog offered this encour...

Chasing Ice, James Balog and Jeff Orlowski

Hellin Kay | Posted 10.31.2012 | Arts
Hellin Kay

Chasing Ice comes at a pivotal time. It is an extraordinary film that quietly and fervently underlines the basic and real catastrophe that is climate change, using time lapse photography that cannot be ignored or argued with.

Chasing Ice

David Edmund Moody | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
David Edmund Moody

Chasing Ice is a documentary film that captures in unmistakable visual images the increasingly rapid melting of the world's glaciers as a consequence of global warming.

Chasing Ice: Weather Woes: Meltdown in the Forecast

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.18.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A documentary exploring one photographer's obsession with man in nature, Chasing Ice must be one of the most beautiful films of the year. But the raw splendor of ice belies a grim truth: global warming is real.

WATCH: Chasing Vanishing Glaciers

Posted 09.04.2012 | Green

"I never imagined that you could see glaciers this big, disappearing in such a short time. There's a powerful piece of history that's unfolding in the...

Sundance Film Festival Highlights Best-In-Class Green Docs

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.13.2012 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

It so happens that several particularly memorable environmental documentaries were screened this year at Sundance and I was lucky enough to see a few of them.

WATCH: Stunning Glacier Time Lapse

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 01.14.2012 | Green

Anyone with doubts about the legitimacy of climate change need only glance at James Balog's time lapse footage of Alaska's Columbia Glacier. Captu...

James Balog: Time-Lapse Proof of Extreme Ice Loss

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Balog has been going up north to shoot the half-alive ice of the mammoth glaciers for his Extreme Ice Survey, a look at the shocking effects of abrupt climate change in Alaska, Greenland and Iceland.