The melting of land glaciers is well known. The warming of the planet is resulting in these glaciers retreating around the globe. This new water is being added to our oceans and is a significant contributor to rising seas.
But how many people have ever seen a glacier succumbing to climate change?
George Johnston of Beaufort sent me this link to an amazing video.
According to George:
On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water.
“Chasing Ice” won the award for Excellence in Cinematography at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and the Best Documentary from the International Press Association. It has won over 30 awards at festivals worldwide. Still playing in theaters worldwide.