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I’ve been reporting on the Extreme Ice Survey for a couple of years now, and there’s some nice new things to take note of right now. EIS is the brainchild of photographer James Balog, an old friend and intrepid artist and journalist. Back when climate change was something only Al Gore spoke about, Jim decided to take still cameras and place them in some of the globe’s most remote and forbidding places to record the melting of glaciers over time. The results, which you can see here, have been spectacular and spectacularly scary.
    I just learned that Jim has received the Visual Arts & Design Award from the Aspen Environmental Forum. Congrats to him and the entire EIS crew.
   There is also a NOVA documentary about EIS scheduled to air on PBS stations in March.–David Schonauer