Chasing Ice – A Film by Jeff Orlowski

FILM: In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk. Chasing Ice is the story of one man s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet. 75 Min
*Heart Stopping – Roger Ebert
*Stunning…Timely…A solitary quest with global implications. --The New York Times
*One of the most beautiful films ever made. Hauntingly beautiful. – Huffington Post
*You’ve never seen images like this before. It deserves to be seen and felt on the big screen. - Robert Redford
7:00: Meet, greet and share a light snack
7:30: Program begins
DIRECTIONS: Wescott Drive is immediately adjacent to Route 31 South. It is 8.2 miles south of Route 78. The theater is located through the main hospital entrance, just past the lobby.
RSVP: by Tuesday, Oct 15th
Leader: Susan Schirmer - [masked]
Hosted by members from the NJ Sierra Club.
You do not need to be a Sierra Club member to attend.

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  • Susan

    Thanks to everyone who came out to see this amazing film! We had 30 people in attendance. Here are some links to info we discussed after the movie:

    Citizens Climate Lobby – Carbon Fee and Dividend Solution: http://citizensclimatelobby.org/
    The purposes of Citizens Climate Lobby are to 1) create the political will for a stable climate and 2) to empower individuals to have breakthroughs in exercising their personal and political power.

    Sept. 25: Charle Rose spoke with former President Bill Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore about climate change at the Clinton Global Initiative. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doKpZLrjZ4k
    They discuss what must be done and what is already being done successfully in many countries.

    GOOD NEWS: Oct 8th – The La Times Editor, Paul Thorn explains why he will no longer print letters submitted that deny humans have caused climate change.
    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-climate-change-letters-20131008,0,871615.story

    October 18, 2013

  • Susan

    17 RSVPs from all invites so far...

    October 14, 2013

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