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Extreme Ice
Extreme Ice
Actor: n/a
Director: n/a
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2009     0hr 56min

Extreme Ice focuses on climate change shown through time-lapse cameras set by internationally acclaimed photojournalist James Balog, who has placed equipment in more than two dozen glacial locations around the world in ord...  more »

     
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Actor: n/a
Director: n/a
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Television, Educational, Science & Technology
Studio: WGBH - Preorder
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/16/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 0hr 56min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A truly frightening video produced by courageous people
Future Watch Writer | Washington, D.C. Area | 06/09/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a truly frightening video. I saw it on PBS. It shows the actual melting of ice on both the northern and southern ends of our planet. The people who made this film truly had courage. There is an element of horror watching a man lower himself into a giant hole in the ice hundreds of feet deep. The footage from Greenland was particularly disturbing, showing how holes in the ice are now opening up inland as the ice melts and water pours from under the ice to the sea. The staff of this show deserves a lot of credit for the courage they showed in going out and getting this footage for us.
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Seeing is believing
Daniel B. Friedlander | 11/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The combination of art and science is powerful in portraying the most important phenomena of our time, the disappearance of the arctic ice, the canary in the global warming coal mine. The art is grand. The science validates the story. Together they make a gripping drama that today seems far away but in reality is on a fast track to tarnish and threaten our lives."
Yep, it's getting warmer out there!
Alan Holyoak | In the shadow of the Tetons | 03/03/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This NOVA special presents results of the Extreme Ice Project in which time lapse cameras take hourly photos of glaciers for periods of a year or longer. These images together with results of scientific investigations of polar ice caps, glaciers, and mountain glaciers, paint a vivid picture of the increasing rate of global ice melting compared to just one decade ago.

The discoveries of the increased rates of mountain glacier declines, and the forming and draining of Greenlands surface ice melt lakes is alarming.

I know that there are many people out there that believe that global warming is a hoax or a politicized issue, but scientific work, observations, and conclusions going back five decades are showing an increasingly clear picture of what is going on with the planet, and its climate.

Ice is melting! And, faster than it can form.

Thanks for a fantastic glimpse into this important global historical event!

5 stars!

Alan Holyoak. PhD
Former Director of Environmental Studies, Manchester College"
Exceptional front-line photograph witnessing of glacial melt
Sandra E. Franklin | 01/14/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Here it is--the visual facts. The cameras programmed for three years to photograph every hour. The candid input of scientists who admit that they don't know what affects the glaciers. Global warming first-hand. Rivers of water and lakes that empty suddenly and then watch huge, miles-long icebergs calve off the glaciers. Beauty and horror and science and under-the-nose facts caught on cutting-edge photography. Don't miss it..."