To celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22, the Highline Historical Society will be presenting a screening of Chasing Ice, the National Geographic film that frames the story of our planetâ€™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 Balogâ€™s evolving understanding of the severity of climate change, and also includes the story of the young adventurers who assisted the photorapher 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 Societyâ€™s award-winning design for a 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, at 7 p.m. at the Highline School Districtâ€™s ERAC administration building, located at 15675 Ambaum Boulevard SW, Burien. Admission is free with Society membership, otherwise a donation is appreciated. Parking is free. Learn more about the Highline Historical Society at www.highlinehistory.org. Here’s a trailer of the film: [youtube]http://youtu.be/eIZTMVNBjc4[/youtube]]]>
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