Nova: Extreme Ice
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Nova: Extreme Ice

Wednesday, December 18 at 9:00 p.m.

Remarkable time-lapse footage reveals massive glaciers and ice sheets splitting apart, collapsing and disappearing.

"Extreme Ice" follows photojournalist James Balog to some of
the most dangerous places on Earth as he documents the disappearance of an icy landscape that took thousands of years to form. Today, it’s withering away before his eyes.

An artist, scientist, explorer, and also a former mountain guide, Balog braved treacherous terrain to site his cameras in ideal locations to record the unfolding frozen drama.

Pictured: James Balog, climbing with ice axes down Meltwater Canyon, Interior Ice Sheet, Greenland, and Michael Brown at top, holding the rope.