First 100 Days: Chasing Ice

Part nine of our film-lover’s guide to taking environmental action in the first 100 days of the new White House administration. This week's suggestion: Chasing Ice.


The story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet.

Within months of his first trip to Iceland, photographer James Balog conceives the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey.

With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the Arctic.

He ends up with an award-winning cinematic masterpiece that shows glaciers melting at a decidedly non-glacial speed.

Why is this relevant?

Arctic ice melt is accelerating at a breathtaking pace, according to the “Arctic Report Card” released in late 2016.

Balog allows us to peer directly through the lens and bear witness to this historic and heartbreaking process.

How to watch the film?

Chasing Ice is available for purchase, starting at $19.99, on DVD or Blu-Ray

Looking for more film suggestions? Check out the rest of our First 100 Days: Green Film Guide.