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Dec 13, 2012

Largest Iceberg Calving Ever Filmed

Clipboard01Watching this video (below) will be the scariest 3:49 you will pass this year. It's a clip from James Balog's new documentary, "Chasing Ice," in which he shows in terrifying detail the unprecedented melting of the Arctic. This particular clip shows the largest iceberg calving ever filmed--the breakup of the lulissat glacier in Greenland, involving 7.4 cubic kilometers of ice. (For a look at Greenland and the Iulissat glacier in 2007, see Edward Readicker-Henderson's "The End of the World."

"Chasing Ice" is now playing nationwide. Go see it with a climate skeptic.

 

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PAUL RAUBER is a senior editor at Sierra. He is the author, with Carl Pope, of the happily outdated Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress. Otherwise he is a cyclist, cook, and father of two. Follow him on Twitter @paulrauber.

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