In the award-winning nature documentary Chasing Ice, nature photographer James Balog and his team go to Greenland, Island and Alaska to record the effects of climate change. Balog was originally a sceptic, but now makes it his life’s mission to show the world the impact of the climate change caused by humans. His time-lapses of melting glaciers, both stunning and dramatic, achieve this superbly: seeing is believing. His magnificent film has won countless awards, including the Cinematography Award (Sundance 2012) and the Emmy Award 2014 but is rarely screened in the Netherlands.
This special, free screening is provided courtesy of the Wageningen Institute for Environment and Climate Research (WIMEK) and its related research school SENSE. Afterwards, Rik Leemans will briefly explain the (expected) results of this year’s Climate Change Conference in Paris, in recognition of which the film is being shown. A discussion of the results will round off the evening: do they go far enough or do they maybe come too late?