Don't miss your second local chance to see “Chasing Ice,” an award-winning documentary on climate change, when it shows at 6:30 p.m. Monday Feb. 18 at the Cape Ann Community Cinema, 21 Main St., Gloucester.
When I saw it last month, I was blown away by how graphically environmental photographer James Balog's time-lapse photography shows the world that glaciers are melting at a horrifying pace. At great personal cost, Balog spent years placing cameras across the sub-zero Arctic so he could capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.
Balog hoped to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. His videos compress years into seconds so you can instantly see that a glacier has shrunk by hundreds of feet, or even a mile, in just the last few years. And that all of this has happened in an eye blink of the past millennia. It's actually a shocking thing to see, and should give pause to many climate change naysayers.