Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of climate change. Using time-lapse cameras, his videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.
It is clear we need to take coordinated action to confront the rapidly accelerating global crisis in climate destabilization. From ClimateTalks.info, today:
We are now living in a climate-destabilized world. Even the most troubling climate models from a few years ago did not foresee the intensity of glacial melt, sea-level rise or extreme weather events, that we have witnessed over the last couple of years. During Hurricane Sandy, New York City faced sea levels that were 9 inches higher than the historical norm, before the storm surge. Glacial melt in Greenland, the Himalayas, Africa, North America, South America, and Antarctica is proceeding at an alarming rate.
The loss of fresh water resources, stored in high altitudes, on land, will make it far more difficult to achieve the agricultural productivity we require, as a global civilization, to allow 7 billion human souls to thrive. Each of the last 5 years have seen the collapse of a major harvest somewhere in the world, due to extreme temperatures, rainwater scarcity, displacement of monsoons and other climate patterns, and/or persistent drought.
If you want to get involved, to help steer the ship of state and move the United States off of high-polluting, high-risk carbon-based fuels, get involved. You can join Citizens Climate Lobby, a North American non-partisan non-profit organization of citizen volunteers who organize to lobby Congress and the Canadian Parliament, to counter the professional lobbyists empowered by hundreds of millions of dollars from the fossil fuel industry.
When you see Chasing Ice, be sure to consider that we have a responsibility to do better than this, and that given the bounty and the privilege the Earth provides, only our best is good enough.