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Thanksgiving weekend is almost over, and here's something to interrupt our national orgy of gratuitous, sometimes completely unwarranted, gratitude. Whether or not climate change is man-made, something scary is happening, and Chasing Ice has the documentary proof. While climate-deniers may discount this movie as just another extreme, eco-terrorist-loving, far left liberal screed intended to destroy oil and coal jobs in America in order to save something as obviously worthless as "ice", the trailer suggests otherwise. This is a sober look at one indicator that the earth (Gaia in eco-speak!) is heating up: the melting of the world's glaciers. Well...so what, I say! Get big government off my back, and don't touch my tax exemptions, Social Security or Medicare! Oops! I mean, join me for this unprecedented look at a planet in peril...
Tickets are available at Landmark's website, but I'm getting mine at the box office.
Since I'll be coming home from the Bay area, no dinner before is planned, but we can hang out somewhere nearby, after the movie, for coffee and conversation.
Acclaimed environmental 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, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. His 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 team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. 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 fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet.