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    Shot with Nikon: James Balog's Chasing Ice

    Just saw a screening of Chasing Ice here at Apple:

    Chasing Ice - Movie Trailers - iTunes

    Shot with Nikon gear in some of the most extreme conditions for extended periods of time by James Balog.

    Probably one of the most breathtaking, and horrifying films I've seen....

    It's actually amazing the conditions that Nikon D200's can and have endured.
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    Re: Shot with Nikon: James Balog's Chasing Ice

    very interesting on many levels
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    Re: Shot with Nikon: James Balog's Chasing Ice

    Very cool!
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    Re: Shot with Nikon: James Balog's Chasing Ice

    Very much looking forward to the film. Thanks!

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    Re: Shot with Nikon: James Balog's Chasing Ice

    You can see a presentation of this work given by Balog on TED. It is really amazing. Thanks for the post.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/james_balog..._ice_loss.html

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    Re: Shot with Nikon: James Balog's Chasing Ice

    It is horrifying, the Arctic is sort of the world's canary in the coal mine for the rest of the world. These changes are happening much faster than was anticipated by the numerical climate models, at least those of a few years ago.

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    Re: Shot with Nikon: James Balog's Chasing Ice

    There's no way you can watch this movie and leave thinking that global warming is all about manipulating computer simulations and statistics. (although I imagine there will be those who insist he Photoshopped the entire project).

    To watch on the big screen, a chunk of ice larger than all of Manhattan (and significantly taller than any building there), calve off of the main glacier, roll over on it's side, and shatter into thousands of smaller pieces, is unbelievable. (it was the first time a calve of this magnitude was ever filmed )

    The photographic evidence goes way beyond what your mind might come up with when listening to prior talks about it.

    (and in addition.. it shows some incredible photography along with cinematography...

    sorry.. i'm i awe of this guy and his team after watching the movie.

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    Re: Shot with Nikon: James Balog's Chasing Ice

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Very cool!
    Yes, in more ways than one! If this (global warming) is in part due to "mans" effect on our enviorment, I hope we remove politics from the debate and realize it's worth doing all we can to preserve the delicate balance of nature.

    I'm looking forrward to the film on many levels and the images most certainly look breathtaking. I'm in awe of his work. Thank you for posting the link!

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    Re: Shot with Nikon: James Balog's Chasing Ice

    Awe inspiringly depressing. I'm looking forward to seeing the final movie and unfortunately comparing it to the TED video examples of 2009. Hopefully it is balanced enough to convince folks that even IF some parts of the planet are accumulating ice, the net result is climate change and negative climate and oceanic change for the vast majority of us. Very sobering and in our lifetimes too.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    In this part of the world, the monsoon rain has been increasing year by year the last decade, and the floodings get increasingly worse, one of the long predicted results of global warming. Unfortunately, few politicians here or anywhere else seem to be able to connect the dots. The primes minister in this country even went as far last year as saying that there would be no more floods...

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    As Michiel Schierbeek says in his signature: "If we don't change our ways, we end up where we're heading".

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    Re: Shot with Nikon: James Balog's Chasing Ice

    Can anyone imagine us even slowing global warming? It's not like 7 billion people could make a difference, right?!

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    Re: Shot with Nikon: James Balog's Chasing Ice

    Hypsithermal intervals/pole shifts, have been occurring for thousands of years...long before man was eager to contribute- the formation of Cape Cod, Long Island, (moraines), are prime examples of a glacier's range. Adding a few billion humans to the mix, and no doubt this changes exponentially. This film will perhaps bridge the gap between those who've exploited this science for political gain, from those who understand the need for better alternatives.

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    Re: Shot with Nikon: James Balog's Chasing Ice

    We have possum in Maine. Possum are not indigenous to the State. We are seeing more and more bird species that never came this far North. We are having insects migrating into the State that would have never survived our winters and causing serious problems. The maple syrup industry has seen negative impacts to annual yield. There is no known natural cause for this trend. People can make a difference.

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    Re: Shot with Nikon: James Balog's Chasing Ice

    Saw the movie tonight in Portland. I highly recommend spending a couple of quality hours to see and support this excellent film and keep up the awareness. One of Jame's assistants was present at the screening and gave an intro and Q&A too.

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    Re: Shot with Nikon: James Balog's Chasing Ice

    It's nice ..!

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    Re: Shot with Nikon: James Balog's Chasing Ice

    Just found this old thread. Remarkable and horrifying film ... and quite beautiul.

    I liked the brief scene where they were opneing what looked like dozens of brand new dslr boxes, getting ready to send them off to solitary confinement in hell ...

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