If this year's presidential election was, as even "Doonesbury" has said, a victory for the reality-based world, then it appears America is ready to watch the documentary "Chasing Ice" with clear eyes.
Director/cinematographer Jeff Orlowski, who won the award for cinematography at this year's Sundance Film Festival, captures amazing images of glaciers in Greenland, Iceland and Alaska. He does so while following James Balog, the National Geographic photographer who has made it his job since 2005 to capture inarguable proof that glaciers are receding as a result of global climate change.
How Balog and his crew of the Extreme Ice Survey do this is by mounting stationary cameras to shoot time-lapse footage of the glaciers. This is a simple idea in theory, but Orlowski shows how fiendishly difficult it is in execution because of the technological challenges of programming cameras, then making sure their protective housing doesn't ice up or get knocked over.