Earth Vision Institute, founded by James Balog

Earth Vision Institute’s mission: Integrating art and science to reveal environmental change and inspire a balanced relationship with nature

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GETTING THE PICTURE: Our Changing Climate

Esteemed scientists, educators, explorers and photographers from around the world have joined together to create chapter-by-chapter lessons that combine art, science and adventure.

Critically acclaimed photographer James Balog and the Earth Vision Institute team bring you the latest in climate science, featuring unique archives of media, film, photography and first-hand accounts of our changing climate. (P) Students and educators of all ages can explore alongside our Extreme Ice Survey team to gain a fresh perspective on one of our greatest global challenges: our changing climate.

Compelling animations, time-lapse and science videos, photographs, field expedition stories and special clips from the Academy Award® nominated and Emmy® award-winning documentary film Chasing Ice are just a few of the highlights!

Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice is the story of James Balog’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering visual evidence of climate change. Using time-lapse cameras, his videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.

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Bill Moyers Interviews James

Extreme Ice Survey in Action