Founded in 2007 by James Balog, the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) is an innovative, long-term photography project that merges art and science to give a “visual voice” to the planet’s changing ecosystems. EIS imagery preserves a visual legacy, providing a unique baseline—useful in years, decades and even centuries to come—for revealing how climate change and other human activity impacts the planet.
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"ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers" Finalist for BOTYA (Book of the Year Award)ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers by James Balog was released September 11, 2012 by Rizzoli New York, the world-renowned publisher of art books. Terry Tempest Williams, one of America's most distinguished environmental writers and thinkers, contributes the epilogue. In this kaleidoscopic view of remote Arctic and alpine landscapes, ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers celebrates a realm of exquisite beauty at the same time as it reveals how climate change is altering our world. Selected from the million-strong EIS photo archive, ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers celebrates the art and architecture of ice. We see stupendous ice sheets transformed by the sun, seawater and time, until they become small, glittering diamonds melting into the ever-rising global ocean. Hardcover 13" x 10", 288 pages, US $50.00, CAN $50.00, ISBN: 978-0-8478-3886-0. Order via Amazon.com or BN.com.
EIS Multimedia Presentations and ExhibitionsJames Balog has given multimedia presentations to hundreds of audiences large and small, including high-profile presentations at the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change; two U.S. Congressional briefings; the 2009 COP-15 United Nations Climate Change Congress in Copenhagen; the National Security Agency; the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver; the California Academy of Sciences; as well as corporate presentations for Apple, The North Face, Samsung, and Qualcomm. Click here to watch James Balog's talk at TEDGlobal 2009.
- Extreme Ice Survey is a project of Earth Vision Trust. EVT funds the work of James Balog and collaborators as they unearth unique visual evidence of our impact on air, water, forests and wildlife.
Middle School Curriculum Under DevelopmentEarth Vision Trust/Extreme Ice Survey and Earth Day Network have partnered to develop a middle school education initiative designed to engage and mobilize students around the issue of our day: climate change.
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Our PartnersExtreme Ice Survey is an affiliate of: Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research: University of Colorado & Byrd Polar Research Center: Ohio State University