Film, Panel Focus on Glacial Melting at Whitefish Event

By Beacon Staff

In the spring of 2005 National Geographic photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment: capture images to help tell the story of Earth’s changing climate. The magazine had just documented dramatic glacial melting in Glacier National Park. Now, Balog was taking it to the far north on the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey.

Balog’s photographic adventure, Chasing Ice, screens Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Following the screening, an expert panel of local scientists and park managers will respond to audience questions about Montana’s own melting glaciers and the looming impacts of a changing climate on local parks and downstream communities.

The panel includes Dan Fagre, research ecologist and glacier scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Chas Cartwright, retired superintendent of Glacier National Park, Jack Potter, Glacier Park’s retired chief of science and Clint Muhlfeld, a research ecologist and fisheries biologist with USGS.

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