Chasing Ice Documentary : An eye opener on Climate Change

The Earth’s climate has been changing for 4.5 billion years. And will keep changing for a few billion years more… if we go at the same pace with which we are heading now. Even so, Earth will continue to be Earth. It just won’t be habitable for humans.

Everyone out there is somewhat engaged in a debate whether the climate change is happening or not and while they are at it, the climate is changing. Many of us are in complete denial. Like Mr. Rick Perry who said : ‘Do not succumb to the notion global warming is man – made.’ Looks like nothing can wake up some politicians and governments.

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. 

To many people, this event looked disingenuous, as glaciers were represented as melt off, when the fact is glaciers move into the ocean and break off. They assert that this phenomena happens 1000 times a day all summer long, has done this every summer for 100,000 years, and will continue to do so for 100,000 more. The ice retreats all summer and advances all winter. Well again, it is a fact that it’s retreated more in the past 10 years than the past 100, a point clearly established in the documentary. Ignorant ones, take a look again, will you?

Going by the comments on YouTube, it is identifiable that there are many others who believe that there is no such thing as global warming and that it is a scam governments run to get more money out of people. They glorify the saying : ‘Ignorance is bliss.’

Naysayers answer me this. If glaciers are not melting unnaturally, why are sea levels rising? Why are fresh water ecosystems being infiltrated by salt water? Why are weather patterns shifting? If there is a 97% chance that something bad will happen to you or your child, wouldn’t you do something about it? You wouldn’t air on the side of caution? It’s time to switch off the TV. It’s time to think about where you are getting your information from. It’s time to think outside the box. It’s time to think about what’s going on in other countries. Naysayers can show us all kinds of charts and graphs you probably got from a conservative site or the internet. I’m sure you haven’t opened books up at the library to delve into some science and history. Naysayers can be careless, ignorant, selfish, misled and you certainly don’t know how to play the odds.

But because it is still snowing in many cold countries, so yes, global warming cannot be real.

Right. Makes Sense.


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