Chasing Ice is a new documentary film chronicling the relentless retreat of arctic ice from the assault of global warming. Photographer and filmmaker, James Balog, and his team planted solar-powered time- lapse cameras in multiple locations in the arctic and subarctic and over a several-year period documented this climate phenomenon. If the movie trailer is any indication, when all the images were edited, what resulted is a beautiful, haunting, and powerful depiction of the steady loss of arctic ice. This film has won numerous awards at film festivals and will certainly contribute to the ongoing discourse on climate change. I would encourage everyone to visit the filmmaker’s website, www.chasingice.com, to view a trailer for the film.
I know Chasing Ice will resonate strongly with those who, like me, are drawn to ice, to glaciers, snow, cold water, mountains, and boreal forests. Those who would rather spend a day hiking in the tundra that lounging on a Caribbean beach. Inexplicably as a child I already felt the pull of mountains, long before I ever had the opportunity to actually visit one. Perhaps Oetzi is my 35th great grandfather; or maybe, were my genome parsed, a surfeit of Neanderthal DNA would be found (my wife would agree with that.)
If you enjoy fishing trout streams, most having their source in ice, you will enjoy this film.