Earth Science honor society to host film 'Chasing Ice'

The film "Chasing Ice," a depiction of environmental changes attributed to human actions, will be featured by the Sigma Gamma Epsilon Earth Science honor society (CGE) in a series of free public screenings beginning on Wednesday, April 17, at 6 p.m. in the Hurlburt Student Center auditorium.

" 'Chasing Ice' is a very visual treatment of actual changes in the ecosystem for those who don’t get to actually go and see it," said Melissa Brett, a junior geology major and the event coordinator for SGE. "The polar ecosystem is very delicate and very endangered."

SGE will host additional screenings of the movie, which earned the Sundance Film Festival's Excellence in Cinematography Award and the Environmental Media Association’s Best Documentary Award, on Thursday, April 18, and Friday, April 19, at 6 p.m. in COBE 320.

The movie chronicles environmental photographer James Balog’s mission to gather undeniable evidence of climate change. Using time-lapse cameras, he compresses years into seconds and captures ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. To view the "Chasing Ice" trailer, visit the movie's website. For more information, contact Brett at

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Apr 9, 2013
Don Bowman
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