03 March 2013

"The Miracle and the Horror."

See Chasing Ice if you get the chance. It is the most beautiful thing I've seen in a long time. As a climate change warning cry, it is very effective. But it also has a nice exploration of field work in extreme conditions (anything less than success is normal). It also, interestingly, touches on some of the things that are wrong with modern science and how we communicate to the public, and what Science as a career has become. It touches on what I know a lot of my peers feel - that that they love science but don't want to be scientists.

Mostly, though, it presents beautiful, simple, elegant, horrifically scary, effective, visceral proof of climate change impacts on shockingly short time scales.

This movie is probably the only chance you will ever have to see these glaciers, since I do not see how we'll ever get them back.

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