Zee Media Bureau/Udita Madan
New Delhi: The effects of climate change and global warming is a phenomenon that has and is still largely being discussed and with good reason. Specially, since it has become a global concern, climate change and its negative effects can be seen on various levels.
Scientists and researchers have long since studied the altering effects of global warming and have gone on record saying that they are drastic and can become worse, if the respective carbon footprints of each country isn't reduced.
To make the world aware of these effects of climate change, nature photographer James Balog along with director Jeff Orlowski and Adam LeWinter filmed the haunting consequences of the greenhouse effects in Greenland.
For those of you who are unaware, Greenland is the place where melting of glacial icesheets is on a steady rise.
The documentary called Chasing Ice, was filmed in 2012 and the cameras caught a live glacial calving over a 75-minute duration. This ice calving is believed to be the longest glacier calving event captured on film, by the 2016 Guiness Book of World Records.
Needless to say, the visuals are captivating and more than anything else, absolutely haunting.
Check out this 4-minute footage of Chasing Ice below:
(Video courtesy: YouTube/Chasing Ice)
Shot in Western Greenland, this documentary won the award for Excellence in Cinematography at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and the Best Documentary from the International Press Association. It has received over 30 awards at various film festivals and still playing in theaters worldwide.