9 Sep 2009
James Balog on Time Lapse Proof of Extreme Ice Loss. Stunning
As more of this year’s Oxford TED talks go up online, I will be sharing with you the ones that made the strongest impression on me. James Balog‘s talk was in an extra evening session, which I expected to be lighter than the rest of it, but James’s presentation was stunning. Ever imagined ice sheets as living, breathing systems? This is a talk to sit climate deniers down in front of, not to win over with arguments, just to experience at a gut level what is happening in the Arctic, and what is revealed by Balog’s extraordinary time-lapse photography. The irony of this video being sponsored by BMW is palpable. I couldn’t get to sleep that night.