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This engrossing documentary follows National Geographic photojournalist James Balog as he struggles to bring dramatic visual evidence of climate change in the Arctic to the attention of the world.
Following an eye-opening 2005 visit to Iceland, National Geographic photographer James Balog initiated an expedition called the Extreme Ice Survey, traversing the Arctic with a band of young adventurers and deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's receding ice sheet. As the climate change debate polarizes America and natural disasters around the world intensify exponentially, Balog finds himself at the centre of a maelstrom and near the end of his tether as he struggles to make the world see what he has seen with his own (camera) eye. Chasing Ice is an engrossing chronicle of one man's quest to deliver crucial evidence, and hope, to our carbon-powered planet.