You can read a lot of dull statistics or listen to learned professors drone on about climate change, or you can literally have your eyes opened by a well-crafted movie that brings you face-to-face with dramatic changes taking place in our world.
The film is “Chasing Ice.” It currently is being shown at select theaters in the U.S., UK, and Canada. You can find a list of theaters by going to www.chasingice.com Local blog readers can see “Chasing Ice” at 4:25 p.m. showings today through Thursday at the M-89 Theaters located between Plainwell and Otsego.
“Chasing Ice” is a documentary by acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog who, in the spring of 2005, headed to the Arctic “on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate.”
According to the film's website, “Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.”
If you want your eyes opened wide about climate change, take a few minutes to find a showing near you. You won’t be disappointed.