Wednesday, June 19, 2013

wiw vol 25- Chasing Ice

75 minutes - PG-13 - Documentary
Streaming Netflix


'National Geographic' photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In 'Chasing Ice,' we follow Balog across the Arctic as he deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. Balog's hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Traveling with a young team of adventurers by helicopter, canoe and dog sled across three continents, Balog risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story in human history. As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramp up around the world, 'Chasing Ice' depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to gather evidence and deliver hope to our carbon-powered planet

I know most of the documentaries I post, I say they are "must watches" for various reasons. But this one..this one takes your breath away. This one makes you want to scream and put an end to the nonsense of us killing our planet. When are we going to learn? What is it going to take to make people understand how truly ignorant we have been and continue to be? It makes me just want to scream and shake someone. 

I don't know have all the answers, but I am trying my small bit that I can. I'm afraid it is already too late and irreversible what we have done in such a short period of time.

If you really want to educate yourself on this topic - there are also tons of discussions on TED talks for streaming Netflix right now too. Watch them, educate yourself, try to make a difference before we really do get to the point of no turning back.