Today, we bring you a brief review of the documentary Chasing Ice (2013).

Although it was released several years ago, the documentary is worth mentioning and remembering because it shows us a dramatic reality in some parts of the world, mainly in Greenland, Iceland, and Alaska, the latter being where the short film takes place.

The film tells us about the work of photographer James Balog, even skeptical of the effects of climate change, seeks to portray forcefully through the cameras the changes in the glaciers of the northern hemisphere and to be able to see for himself and show these changes to the world.

Throughout his journey, we can see how he managed to install 25 cameras, although not without complications, which recorded the retreat of millenary ice for over 3 years, along with the largest calving ever recorded in the Ilulissat glacier.

Undoubtedly, this shocking documentary shows us empirically how the glaciers are retreating. Although the record doesn’t include other large ice masses in the southern hemisphere, the impact on climate change isn’t oblivious to our reality, as only in 2017 we had news of large calvings in the O’Higgins and Grey glaciers, as well as mega calving in Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica.