Stunning, Beautiful, Terrifying

In a video of a little longer than 4:30 we see the event film makers Adam LeWinter and Jeff Orlowski called a “magical, miraculous, horrible, scary thing.”

They filming in Greenland when they caught the Ilulissat Glacier calving–the sudden release and breaking away of a mass of ice from a glacier. Over a period of 75 minutes, the glacier retreated a full mile. The calving face is three miles wide, and the height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water. Astonishing.

And also proof of climate change and the devastation it brings.  The Illulissat Glacier has moved further in the last 10 years than it had for the previous 100 years. That’s right, and that’s climate change in its breathtaking magnitude.

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