Film: Chasing Ice
A stunning record of the world’s changing glaciers by acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog will be portrayed in the film Changing Ice on Thursday, June 19 at 7pm, at the Unitarian Fellowship of Poughkeepsie, 67 South Randolph Ave., Poughkeepsie. Traveling with a team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.
A skeptic about climate change and a cynic about the nature of academic research, Balog discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet and risks his career and wellbeing in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds as glaciers calve and disappear into seas. As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver both awareness and fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet.
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The Mid-Hudson Sierra Club sponsors various environmental programs and outings with its mission “to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.”