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Glacier documentary a must-see on climate

Date published: 4/23/2014

Glacier documentary a must-see on climate

Recently there have been letters to the editor expressing skepticism on climate change and the role that human activity plays in it.

On April 17, the Rappahannock Group Sierra Club screened a 2012 documentary, "Chasing Ice."

This excellent film presents clear evidence of climate change and the human contribution. The film has won more than 30 awards at film festivals around the world and was an Oscar nominee.

National Geographic award-winning photographer James Balog treks across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

The film captures never-before-seen footage of glaciers retreating at an accelerated and alarming rate, not an abstract computer model.

The photography is spectacular, but the reality is riveting. One can visually witness climate change in this documentary; glaciers are dying.

No matter what side of the issue you are on, this is a must-see, thought-provoking film!

Paula Chow