The Canary In The Coal Mine: Climate Change in Time Lapse Photography

(11 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss: James Balog on

Ninety five percent of the glaciers in the world are retreating or shrinking… there is no scientific dispute about that

Photographer James Balog shares new image sequences from the Extreme Ice Survey, a network of time-lapse cameras recording glaciers receding at an alarming rate, some of the most vivid evidence yet of climate change. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009 in Oxford, England. Duration: 19:22)

James Balog and the Extreme Ice Survey were featured in a one-hour documentary on NOVA/PBS on March 24, 2009. The film follow[ed] James as he photographs spectacular landscapes in Alaska, Greenland, and Iceland and, with his team, collects images from his time-lapse cameras.


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    • Edger on September 14, 2009 at 02:19

    • jamess on September 14, 2009 at 03:30

    I love TED Talks

    and Photography too.

    This ought to be good — watching it now!

  1. first the heat……

    then the fires…….

    then the water…….

    then the ice……

  2. and blow each other away there will be far less people to demand 27 different brands of nasal spray, instant twitters or Unicorn flu shots.

    Obama did spawn the current American ammunition shortage didn’t he.

  3. Can All Trade!

    Crash that Clunker(US government)

    Hey is that bear humping that berg?  (See Subliminal sex in US media)

    So should I

    Suck on the exhaust pipe of my ten cylinder Dodge Dualie

    Or just get the Unicorn flu shot

    We all live in a yellow subterrene

    • Miep on September 15, 2009 at 05:41

    still, that we’ll get the new ice age scenario, where the Atlantic convection currents grind to a halt (to oversimplify things). I don’t it’s currently rated high on the possibility list, but we are such small stupid beings, even the smartest of us, about this big ol’ planet.

    So, though climate change is pretty much a given, how it will play out, is not. Since we don’t seem to be ready to stop burning up every iota of fossil fuel on the planet yet, one might even hope for the new ice age scenario.

    Isn’t science fun?

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