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"Chasing Ice": New Film Captures Melting Glaciers Through Lens of Photographer James Balog

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Published on Nov 15, 2012

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A new documentary looks at how photographer James Balog captured climate change on film by placing two dozen time-lapse cameras throughout the Arctic and other areas to document melting glaciers. Dubbed by some a new "Inconvenient Truth," the film chronicles Balog's work with the Extreme Ice Survey, a long-term photography project that works to preserve a visual legacy of how climate change and other human activity impacts the planet. We're joined by Balog, and the film's director, Jeff Orlowski. Balog is an award-winning photographer whose work revolves around the relationship between humans and nature. He is the author of seven books, including most recently, "Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers."

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