The Grass Roots Environmental Advocacy Team (GREAT) presents “Chasing Ice”, at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Great Bend Public Library. “Chasing Ice” is the third in a series of GREAT’s monthly free public showings of environmental films about Climate Change.
This documentary was conceived by acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog who was once a skeptic about Climate Change and humanity’s role in it. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In “Chasing Ice,” Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s vanishing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they collapse at a breathtaking rate. Traveling with a team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his safety in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. As the debate polarizes America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, “Chasing Ice” records a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver both warning and fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet... earning his film the 2014 News and Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Nature Programming.
This showing of “Chasing Ice” is made possible through generous support by the Southwind Group of the Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club.
GREAT, a group of citizens from this area, promotes public awareness of environmental issues to encourage individual and public policy decisions leading to healthy environmental and economic systems. Its members reflect a wide diversity of backgrounds within our local communities.