2013 Environmental Impact Award – James Balog

We are delighted to recognize 2013 Environmental Impact award recipient, James Balog. James Balog has been a leader in photographing, understanding and interpreting the natural environment for three decades. To reveal the impact of climate change, James founded the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS), the most wide-ranging, ground-based, photographic study of glaciers ever conducted.  The work has been featured in National Geographic, in the 2009 NOVA documentary “Extreme Ice,” and in the feature-length documentary, “Chasing Ice,” which won the award for Excellence in Cinematography for Documentary Films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. James is the author of seven books, including Extreme Ice Now: Vanishing Glaciers and Changing Climate: A Progress Report, published by National Geographic Books in 2009. “ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers,” (Rizzoli, 288 pp) will be released in the fall of 2012. To learn more about James and his work, see www.jamesbalog.com

James will be presenting a program during the Saturday morning general session upon acceptance of his 2012 Environmental Impact award. In addition, Summit attendees will be treated to an incredible opportunity to attend a Private Screening of “Chasing Ice” on Saturday evening. To see the trailer for this incredible movie, see www.chasingice.com.