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Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself - Photographer
Svavar Jónatansson ...
Himself - Photo Assistant
...
Himself - Photographer & Oscar Winning Filmmaker
Kitty Boone ...
Herself - The Aspen Institute
Sylvia Earle ...
Herself - National Geographic Explorer (as Sylvia Earle Ph.D.)
Dennis Dimick ...
Himself - National Geographic Editor
Adam LeWinter ...
Himself - EIS Engineer (as Adam Lewinter)
Jason Box ...
Himself - Climatologist, Ohio State University (as Jason Box Ph.D.)
Tad Pfeffer ...
Himself - Glaciologist, University of Colorado (as Tad Pfeffer Ph.D.)
Suzanne Balog ...
Herself - James's Wife
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Himself - EIS Videographer
Synte Peacock ...
Herself - Oceanographer, National Center for Atmospheric Research (as Synte Peacock Ph.D.)
Terry Root ...
Herself - Senior Fellow, Stanford University Woods Institute (as Terry Root Ph.D.)
Thomas Swetnam ...
Himself - Directof of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona (as Thomas Swetnam Ph.D.)
Peter Hoeppe ...
Himself - Head of Geo Risks Research, Munich Reinsurance (as Peter Hoeppe Ph.D.)
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'National Geographic' 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,' we follow Balog across the Arctic as he deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. Balog's 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 young team of adventurers by helicopter, canoe and dog sled across three continents, Balog risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story in human history. As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramp up around the world, 'Chasing Ice' depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to gather evidence and deliver hope to our carbon-powered planet Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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$83,200 (USA) (21 December 2012)

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$780,100 (USA) (28 December 2012)
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Beautiful
9 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The photography is absolutely amazing in this film! If you have any interest at all in nature photography, it is a must see. For those who criticize, I would remind you that it IS a documentary. It's SUPPOSED to be about the process and the people involved. It is one man's story of his passion for photography, the environment, and making an impact. It's not meant to be a dry science class,full of statistics and probabilities. It is simply the undeniable photographic documentation of how significantly the planet is changing from the effects of global warming. It's meant to SHOW people the beauty of our world and to illustrate that is dying right under our noses. Perhaps photographs aren't as scientifically "valid" as modeling and statistical inferences, but they ARE irrefutable and far more convincing to most of the general population.


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