"CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed – OFFICIAL VIDEO

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This rare footage has gone on record as the largest glacier calving event ever captured on film, by the 2016 Guiness Book of World Records.

On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water.

Footage produced by James Balog (http://jamesbalog.com) and the Extreme Ice Survey (http://extremeicesurvey.org)

Chasing Ice won the award for Excellence in Cinematography at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and a 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. It has won over 40 awards at festivals worldwide, and was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, “Before My Time” by J. Ralph featuring Scarlett Johansson and Joshua Bell.

Listen to the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB4UEQzUmWc
And watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIZTMVNBjc4


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  1. If you hit Google Earth and work with their Ruler tool it is easier to expand on a sense of scale…if you measure all the way across E-W land-to-land the 'Hudson-MH Island-East River' from Hoboken to Greenpoint it is about 3.5 miles and if you measure N-S from land-to-land across the Ilulissat (Channel) at about the line where they note '03 (at about 4:32) it is about 5.5 miles across. When you take into consideration the ice in Greenland is almost 10,000 feet thick in places…yeah. Mind boggling…and oh to have been there…the sound and scale of it. Would have loved to have seen IMAX shot from a helicopter. Harrowing to say the least.

    More light reading: https://eng.geus.dk/explore-geology/learning-about-geology/explore-ilulissat-icefjord/portrait-of-the-ice-at-ilulissat/

  2. Let us hope we see lots more of it calving. Natural climate change made them in the 1500 hundreds and right through to the end of the Little Ice Age crushing villages and ruining crops and pastures causing famine and now natural climate change is taken them back thankfully. I am glad I will not be around when they naturally return.

  3. The end is nigh I tell you pay your carbon tax now good dam it ..lol..won't somebody please think of the baby cows lol ..the day I have to pay to stop farting will be the day I do this guy's job hahaha

  4. Great use of special effects, You can tell this is a very small scale made to look large. You know it snows every winter over there right? BTW was that a dinosaur? I think it was a dinosaur waking up!

  5. Wow looks like it’s doing the same thing it’s done for thousands of years normal give me a break the only reason it’s on record is because you were there dose a tree make a sound when it falls in the forest if nobody is there to hear it?

  6. It’ll slow way down now. I got an electric lawn mower, and my grandma rides her 3 wheeler to her oncologist. We’ve turned the thermostat down to *58, and we sold the AC unit. On the weekends now, we go out and shoot cows south of town. If people are anything like millennials of today, the sacrifices we are making won’t even register after 2030 as history will be outlawed. Good thing? No transcripts on grades, no driving record, criminal record, marriage, no credit rating, no debt, no bank accounts, auto titles; if you see something you like, just take it! Share you house with whomever. Wow! This is utopia!

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