David Letterman went out on a serious note by interviewing James Balog, producer of the acclaimed documentary “Chasing Ice”. It appears a testament to the incredible urgency of reversing the affects of carbon emissions on the Earth’s atmosphere. Balog and his staff have spent years filming receding glaciers through time – lapse photography. The recession of ice is fairly alarming! Click on the video to view on Vimeo. Check out the “Chasing Ice” trailer below the Letterman video!
On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water.
Chasing Ice won the award for Excellence in Cinematography at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and the Best Documentary from the International Press Association. It has won over 30 awards at festivals worldwide. Photographer James Balog traveled the world putting this film together. Try to watch in theaters or on video…quite an amazing film.