The Climate Change Coalition of Door County will present a FREE, the Emmy Award-winning documentary about the world’s vanishing glaciers, 7 pm Wednesday, November 4, at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay.
This film premiered in April 2013 on the National Geographic Channel and won the 2014 News and Documentary Emmy Award for outstanding nature programming. It has screened in more than 170 countries, on all seven continents, at 70 universities, 75 film festivals, the White House, the United Nations, and England’s House of Lords.
Chasing Ice features acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog, who in 2005 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 skeptical about climate change, but that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history.
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.
Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, Balog captured hauntingly beautiful videos that show ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. In Chasing Ice, Balog shows undeniable evidence of our changing planet.
Bailey’s Harbor scientist Bruce Smith, atmospheric education resource agent for the American Meteorological Society and a meteorology instructor for the UW Colleges, will moderate the event. He is a past president of the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (BS) and UW-Oshkosh (MS).
The Climate Change Coalition of Door County (CCCDC) seeks to transcend partisanship and to voice the care we all have for the natural world. CCCDC fosters knowledge and action to address climate change’s challenges and protect the Earth for future generations. Contact Dick and Mary Smythe, 920-854-3330, for more information.