Frozen Worlds: the cryosphere
This theme features the frozen worlds of the poles, featuring videos that tell us why we should care about Alaskan glaciers, share how important permafrost is, teach about different kinds of sea ice, let us explore under-ice wonders in Antarctica, and experience the hard work and beautiful scenery of polar fieldwork.
Each short film selected for the Frozen Worlds theme is listed below, but you can watch them all on the YouTube playlist.
Featured longer film:
Acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change and a cynic about the nature of academic research. 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 changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.