“Chasing Ice” video


I happened upon this video yesterday out of glacier curiosity and thought it was beautiful, but a little abstract. It’s the largest glacial calving event ever captured, but it’s a hard to really understand the scale when watching the video. But in the last part, they cut to a a presentation about it and apparently it’s the size of Manhattan!* —Just breaking off and rolling into the sea.

You know, glaciers calving is a natural event so I was a little skeptical that this was a cause for alarm. But the presentation also explained the unprecedented rate that the ice is disappearing: it’s melted more in the last 10 years than it has in the previous 100 years!

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I would love to see the complete documentary (also called ‘Chasing Ice’) as well, I’ve heard it’s very good. One of my goals is to visit Glacier National Park before it melts…


*The size of Manhattan…but taller

Your Turn:
  1. Sarah Varca says:

    I’ll come with you. We’ve got probably 20 years. Thanks for another gem Jack.