Archive for December, 2012
The clip below, from the recently released documentary Chasing Ice, is footage of the largest iceberg calving ever filmed–a total loss of 7.4 km³ off Greenland’s Ilulissat glacier, taking place over the course of a few hours.
Chasing Ice is directed by Jeff Orlowski; it focuses on the work of environmental photographer James Balog (National Geographic) to bring attention to the problem of the melting Arctic, as follows from capital-induced climate change. Following an expedition to the Arctic in 2005 that dispelled his previous denialist views, Balog went on to found the Extreme Ice Survey, which monitors glacier retreat in Greenland, Iceland, the Alps, Canada, and the Andes.
The images recorded in the video clearly speak for themselves.