Thursday, April 17, 2014

Chasing Ice

Come join us Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, for a screening of the 2012 acclaimed documentary, Chasing Ice. The film starts at 6 PM in The 6th Alley Bar and Grill. Arrive early for dinner and drinks. Award winning photographer James Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. Seeing this film needs to be on your "must do" list. You can make a voluntary $5 donation at the door and all proceeds go to "Snowriders International", a grassroots organization promoting winter sports and protection of the environment. Check out their website, www.snowridersinternational.org. For details on the film, go to www.chasingice.com.

Today was another beautiful spring day. Enjoy the view from the Black Mountain Lodge deck after closing this afternoon.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chasing ice is one of the most brilliant documentaries I have seen. So cool you are doing a showing of that. You sound like a really cool ski area. Also glad to see that movie is really taking off. Good on you!

Anonymous said...

Except that the average age of the ice pack in the Arctic is trending up now and Antarctica is experiencing a record ice pack. Once the ocean starts its next cooling cycle, which there is plentiful evidence of, the Arctic will start to build again. For those that can follow, 1/4 of all the CO2 that we've released in to the atmosphere has been put there in the last 15 years, and yet the predicted equivalent warming hasn't happened and the last few years have seen cooling. Greenland and Iceland were settled because the ocean became ice free for a long enough period that regular voyages could be made between Northern Europe. The ice eventually came back and yearly travel became impossible sometimes. The Earth's climate systems are periodic and only short sighted humans think that climate doesn't vary. Global Warming is a theory because there is no evidence that proves it. FYI, I have a BS and MS and took Calc, Chem and physics and can read and understand the literature and note that it has many holes and the models ignore many variables. I'm agnostic and educated and can think for myself and realize there is plenty of reason to not to buy in to the hysteria. Frankly I'm more worried about the pollution of the oceans than any CO2 emmisions.

Anonymous said...

Hmm. An intelligent climate change denier. This is the first anonymous by the way. Here are your errors however. First, you fail to account for the non - long term climate change oscillations. My theory (and the theory of many others) is that this "pause" is caused by the cold PDO during the ENSO, a very well understood phenomenon, which results in cooler temperatures everywhere, and also resulted in that crazy warming of the 90's. Once we switch back to warm, the warming will proceed. Second, your data about the arctic is misleading. The ice pack reached an all time low in 2012, and just because it was up quite a bit in 2013 doesn't mean it will continue to trend upward. The overall trend is down. Also, while antarctic sea ice is increasing, land ice is decreasing, causing cold water to flow into the southern ocean, which may be increasing the sea ice. And third, all those credentials mean nothing, and using them to justify your opinions is flawed. Good on you about the oceans though.

Anonymous said...

So once the cooling ends the warming will begin? After we've cooled down? That sounds right, the climate being periodic and all. Because we started doing measurements in a warming period I'm going to cry wolf when there is historical data that shows it being warmer than it is now? How far back do our ice surveys of the Arctic go? 30 Years? We have historical records showing glaciers growing and retreating and the North Atlantic freezing over long before the industrial age. You don't see a problem with 25% of all human CO2 emission occurring in the last decade but there is no corresponding warming? The fact that the predictions are are wrong shows they are based on flawed assumptions.

Karen B said...

The pictures don't lie. This is a must see documentary. I saw it at the Boulder Theatre where James Balog and others held a Q & A. Whether you catch it up at A-Basin or on Netflix, it's worth seeing.

Anonymous said...

whoooo calculus. i remember being a senior in high school too

Anonymous said...

Show me the pictures from the past 100k years. That is your answer, pictures?

Yes, attempts at demeaning with no substance are really persuasive. Why are the models failing?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous #4, this is anonymous #1. If it weren't for human made warming, the climate cycle for temperatures would be up down up down up down etc. Now, with human warming interacting with natural climate variability, it's more sharply up, then flat, then sharply up, then flat. The climate is not cooling, the warming has merely slowed somewhat. 2010 was still the warmest year on record when you average out land, ocean, and air temperatures. About the 25 percent of human co2 emissions disappearing, that can easily be explained by natural variability. Solar activity is decreasing, which should be resulting in a cooling trend, volcanic activity is increasing, and we are in a cold PDO cycle. All of these things could easily change, and we'd be back to record breaking warm every year as we were in the 90's.

And by the way, chasing ice isn't just pictures. There's real data to go with those pictures.