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It’s Gettin Hot in Here: ‘Chasing Ice’ (Official Trailer)

From Chasing Ice via YouTube:

In the spring of 2005, National Geographic photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change and a cynic about the nature of academic research. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.

Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. 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.

As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.

Much more here. Definitely looking forward to watching this one!

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(Photo source: James Balog Photography)

'What do you think our most powerful renewable resource is?' 
This is one of 12 editorial cartoons being considered by the Union of Concerned Scientists in their annual calendar contest. You can check them out and vote on your favorite here.
Related:
Naomi Oreskes: ‘The verdict is in on climate change’ (Los Angeles Times)
‘Fear of climate change may finally be trumping ideological denial’ (Huffington Post)

'What do you think our most powerful renewable resource is?' 

This is one of 12 editorial cartoons being considered by the Union of Concerned Scientists in their annual calendar contest. You can check them out and vote on your favorite here.

Related:

Climate change denial explained… in three short minutes

In this video clip science historian Naomi Oreskes talks with skeptic Nick Minchin about the driving force behind climate denial:

aversion to the political and economic implications of climate change leading to a rejection of the science. 

Oreskes is co-author of the must-read book 'Merchants of Doubt' and recipient of the 2011 Climate Change Communicators Award.* Minchin served as a cabinet minister and senator in Australia from 1993 to 2011.

(*H/T Climate Adaptation

(Source: Skeptical Science via YouTube)

Worth Watching: ‘Why We Disagree About Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Opportunity and Inaction’

A few weeks ago the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions hosted another edition of their thought-provoking and solutions-focused series of talks. This time around it featured Mike Hulme, Professor of Climate Change at the UK’s University of East Anglia, tackling one of the key questions of our time:

Scientists worldwide agree about the main causes of climate change, so why can’t the international community come to consensus on workable solutions?

Hulme explains that the answer requires that we:

look beyond science and to connect with “people’s worldviews, beliefs and values” in the search for policy and societal solutions.

His book, 'Why We Disagree About Climate Change', was recognized as one of the top science and technology books of 2009 by the Economist magazine.

More here.

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The Seattle Post Intelligencer's Pulitzer-winning cartoonist David Horsey takes on climate change denial.

The Seattle Post Intelligencer's Pulitzer-winning cartoonist David Horsey takes on climate change denial.

Some climate humour from the great Marc Roberts.

Some climate humour from the great Marc Roberts.