This post is going to be just a little bit left of centre to the sort of thing I have previously blogged about. In a nutshell, if you have an interest in landscape/wilderness photography and are even mildly interested or concerned about global warming then I urgently encourage you to watch the PBS documentary ‘Extreme Ice’.
The Extreme Ice documentary is both photographic in nature as well as politically topical. A small caveat – I don’t intend for this blog to become an outlet for political global warming issues. There are more than enough websites dedicated to this topic for anyone interested.
Extreme ice has been featured on the National Geographic HD channel in Australia in late 2009 and has seen subsequent repeats early this year (as recently as a couple of days ago I believe). The documentary includes a team up with acclaimed photographer James Balog and scientists to document the runaway melting of arctic glaciers. As director of the Extreme Ice Survey, Balog considers himself a modern hunter-gatherer, collecting vital information to feed a public hungry for real evidence of climate change. His work in this field has put him in some amazing locations and his photographs speak volumes about the state of the world’s glaciers.
You can buy the DVD or the book or even just watch the trailer online at the PBS Extreme Ice Website. Highly recommended viewing.