Anyone who is not a raging moron knows that glaciers are melting really fast. We should probably be constantly consumed by worrying about our waterlogged future, yet we somehow manage to sit around having conversations about, like, cheese.  The reason is pretty simple: We can’t see glaciers. They are Far. Which is why National Geographic photographer James Balog has been kind enough to bring them closer in his gazillions-of-awards-winning documentary Chasing Ice.

Balog and his team set up 300 time-lapse cameras on three continents to allow viewers to get a real sense of just how quickly these Arctic landscapes are disappearing. What a stand-up guy. I mean, who else would be so kind as to give you a front-row seat to a vision of your future where you live on a raft and eat algae?

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