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Sat Jan 14, 2012, 08:13 PM

Glacier time-lapse images reveal 'epochal change' [View all]

"Nothing is quite as damning or convincing as photo evidence.

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Your basic human perception of this stuff is that major epochal, geologic scale change happened a long time ago or will happen a long time in the future.

" when we looked at these pictures, we realized good God we're right in the middle of epochal change happening right now. It's happening right in front of our cameras," recounts Balog, an American photographer, mountaineer and founder of the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS).

The survey documents the shrinking and retreat of Earth's glaciers using cameras placed in strategic positions near the outflow of the giant ice sheets. Cameras are left in place for months at a time and take one to two pictures an hour. The end result are short films documenting the death of glaciers."

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/01/13/pol-glaciers-time-lapse-environment.html

There is a fascinating time-lapse video clip in the article.

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