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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: James Balog - Time-Lapse Proof of Extreme Ice Loss

TED Conferences LLC
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Photographer James Balog found it hard to accept the notion of climate change until he was hired to shoot a glacier in Iceland. Shocked by the rapid deterioration of the ice giant - what had been predicted to take hundreds of years was happening over a matter of months due to global warming - Balog decided to document the advanced ice loss using time-lapse cameras. The result was the Extreme Ice Survey. In this TEDTalk, Balog shares new image sequences from the Survey, some of the most vivid evidence of climate change yet.
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20 min.
6 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 10, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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James Balog
James Balog - Time-lapse Proof of Extreme Ice Loss
Time-lapse Proof of Extreme Ice Loss
  • Ice: Canary in Global Coal Mine (2:46)
  • Placement of Time-Lapse Cameras (3:23)
  • Earth Has a Fever (2:29)
  • World of Ice (4:46)
  • Glaciers in Retreat (2:36)
  • Public Perception Problem (3:07)
  • Credits: TEDTalks: James Balog - Time-lapse Proof of Extreme Ice Loss (0:05)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2009
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48453 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (20 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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