We don’t need disaster movies and CGI to see epic tragedy befalling the human race. It’s just harder to make a movie about, because we have seen the enemy and they is us.
I partied last night with 200 elephant friends in Boulder, at our Liquid Appreciation Society elephantjournal.com Holiday party, sponsored by organic, local Peak Spirits, held at foodie fanstasy Cafe Aion. I partied last night with, among many others, my former intern Lindsay, who now works for my colleague and friend Jeff Orlowski, the man behind Chasing Ice. And then, this morning, front page of Reddit:
It’s like watching ‘Manhattan breaking apart in front of your eyes’, says filmmaker James Balog. He’s describing the largest iceberg calving ever filmed, as featured in his movie, Chasing Ice. After weeks of waiting, the filmakers witnessed 7.4 cubic km of ice crashing off the Ilulissat glacier in Greenland. Chasing Ice, released in the UK on Friday, follows James Balog’s mission to document Arctic ice being melted by climate change.