Extreme Ice Program Highlights Ilulissat Glacier in Greenland
This documentary film by James Balog shows time lapse videos of glaciers rapidly melting and disappearing into the sea all across the Northern Hemisphere. James Balog also appeared on Fresh Air to discuss the film.
I think the film should be enlightening about the global climate shift. It should also be of interest to those who are interested in Greenland and its landscape. We could be knee deep in sea water before we know it from the looks of the embedded time lapse video. Every year a group of Americans makes the journey to Greenland to compete in the Greenland Championships. The championship has been held in Ilulissat for the past few years. If the Glacier recedes completely from the area it will be difficult to predict how that might change the landscape, the climate, water level, or other environmental factors for this town and this region of Greenland.
Ironically Thomas Duncan posted this beautiful tilt shift photo of Ilulissat harbor just the other day on the Qajaq USA Forum.