Highline Historical Society marks Earth Day with "Chasing Ice" screening, Burien, Washington

This National Geographic film that frames the story of our planet’s changing climate by documenting the disappearance of glaciers.

Burien, Washington (April 1, 2014) - To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, the Highline Historical Society is presenting a screening of "Chasing Ice" (www.highlinehistory.org/Programs.html), the National Geographic film that frames the story of our planet’s changing climate by documenting the disappearance of glaciers. In 2005, photographer and climate change skeptic James Balog launched The Extreme Ice Survey, deploying time-lapse cameras across the Arctic to capture a multi-year photographic record of the changes in glaciers. Compressing years into seconds, these time-lapse photos irrefutably demonstrate that glaciers are vanishing at an astonishing rate.

"Chasing Ice" captures Balog’s evolving understanding of the severity of climate change, and also includes the story of the young adventurers who assisted the photographer in carrying out this project under brutal conditions.

The Highline Historical Society is presenting this film as part of its ongoing mission to protect and preserve our history. In that same spirit, the Society’s award-winning design for the new Highline Heritage Museum follows high standards of environmental stewardship by using earth-friendly materials, a green roof, water-efficient features and geothermal climate control.

The "Chasing Ice" screening will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 7 PM at the Highline School District’s ERAC administration building, 15675 Ambaum Boulevard SW, Burien. Admission is free with Society membership, otherwise a donation is appreciated. Parking is free. The Society is especially grateful to Recology CleanScapes for sponsoring this presentation. Learn more about the Highline Historical Society at www.highlinehistory.org, http://www.highlinehistory.org/Programs.html

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