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Through the arresting visual evidence of the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS), James Balog unveils rapidly changing landscapes that only a handful of intrepid adventurers have ever seen in person. His presentations are informed by his experience shooting for some of the world’s most recognized publications, as well as his personal work on pioneering wildlife and nature photography projects. The result is a gripping program that stimulates the artistic sensibilities, stirs exploratory yearnings, and touches our sense of humanity.

James Balog has given multimedia presentations to hundreds of audiences large and small, including high-profile presentations at the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change; two U.S. Congressional briefings; the 2009 COP-15 United Nations Climate Change Congress in Copenhagen; the National Security Agency; the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver; the California Academy of Sciences; as well as corporate presentations for Apple, Swarovski, Bühler AG, The North Face, Samsung, and Qualcomm.

View James Balog’s TED Talk

What Others Are Saying….

“The work of James Balog is stunning. His observational and investigative film and print work on our changing climate is novel, meaningful—and disturbing. His time-lapse footage documenting the changes in glaciers around the world provides clear evidence of the warming of planet Earth. Finally, Jim is using many public forums to share his mission, to raise awareness, and waken people to the dangers we face unless we take action to slow down climate change. Thank you, Jim, for your talent, passion, and sheer hard work.”
—Dr. Jane Goodall

“I’ve always found Jim to be an original and bold thinker and communicator. In his latest big project, he produced a multimedia lecture that, as I witnessed one afternoon, was so beautiful it brought some of his audience to tears.”
—John Rasmus, Editor in Chief, National Geographic Adventure

“Your provocative talk and stunningly gorgeous pictures were the toast of the California Academy of Sciences last night.”
—John Atwater, CEO, Prime Group

“James’ presentations were outstanding and he was an enjoyable guest. Tickets for his main lecture when fast and he filled the house despite stiff competition from the Iowa basketball team’s appearance in the NIT finals that same evening.” —University of Iowa

“Risking life and limb, this photographer and filmmaker, mountaineer, author and prophet has gone to the top of the world to show us overwhelming evidence of what we’re doing to the environment.” —Bill Moyers, Moyers & Co.

“A great and insightful talk!”
—Bruno Giussani, European Director of TED Conferences, TEDGLOBAL2009 

“James Balog is an adventurer with the great skill to make art from his exploits. To the mix, Jim adds being a terrific storyteller. It’s an excellent combination for a great lecture.”
—Anne Tucker, Curator of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston