chasingBy Bianca

If you don’t believe in climate change, that’s okay. If you don’t believe scientists that climate change is real, that is okay too. But surely you will trust your own eyes…or will you?

That is how it begun for James Balog, an environmental photographer who started an assignment for National Geographic. Despite the fact that he has been sceptic about climate change, Balog committed to the task of capture images of our retreating glaciers and realised that the ice is disappearing at a breathtaking rate.

Chasing ice captures images you wouldn’t believe, if you hadn’t just seen it with your own eyes. The observations that have been made are a fact, simply observed by cameras, and reveal that the changes in our glaciers are tremendous.

If you are not sure if you can spare an hour of your very precious time, here are some of the captured pictures, but believe me, it’s worth it. You will experience amazing pictures from our beautiful planet and at the same time you will witness a fact that cannot be denied anymore: our glaciers are retreating faster than ever!

Review of Chasing Ice from America Magazine:

The Cold Hard Truth – America Magazine

December 17, 2012

“Take the time to see “Chasing Ice,” even if it is not the type of film you would typically see. These are not typical times. We must begin to act. In the wake of a devastating hurricane on the East Coast of the United States, the United States may finally be taking steps to address climate change. Ordinary citizens must take on a greater role too. We cannot dwell on our sadness, but work to provide hope for our children, who will suffer the most if we continue to ignore the disaster on the horizon.”