Sunday, November 11, 2012

Chasing Ice



This past weekend I saw one of the most moving documentaries I've seen in a long time. I had anticipated Chasing Ice to be a beautiful movie about glaciers. What I didn't anticipate was how incredibly jaw dropping it would be to see glaciers receding vast distances over a few short months in stunning stop frame video. Of course I have always believed in climate change, but to actually see all of this ice—more ice than I can comprehend—just disappearing, well, it was astounding.

What I really hope for is that maybe this time, with evidence this irrefutable, people will come together to solve the issue of climate change. This isn't about one party or the other, it's about the future of life. There are a number of organizations involved with the making of Chasing Ice that I think are worth mentioning: 350.org, Earth Vision Trust and Extreme Ice Survey.