I hope you enjoyed Chasing Ice. Below are several James Balog quotes from the film. Choose one of the quotes that “grabs” you in some way, and express your thoughts in the form of a 11⁄2 – 2 page essay (double spacing). Your essay must include at least five specific references to something you learned from the film. In other words, I don’t want you to choose a quote and write an essay that is based strictly on previously formed opinions, which you could do without watching the film. I do want your opinions, but they must be presented in the context of the ideas presented in the film.

Guidelines for the essay

  • 11⁄2 -2 pages in length, with double spacing (about 500 words)
  • 1-inch margins
  • 12 point Times New Roman font
  • left justify a heading on the first page as follows:
    Name Instructor’s name Class
  • Set a header on the second page for your name and page number
    The story is in the ice, somehow.” James Balog
    “I had this idea, the most powerful issue of our time, was the interaction of humans and nature.” James Balog “Sometimes, you go over the horizon and you don’t come back.” James Balog
    “We as a culture, we are forgetting that we are actually natural organisms and that we have this very deep connection and contact with nature. You can’t divorce civilization from nature, we totally depend on it.” James Balog
    “It’s real. The changes are happening. They’re very visible, they’re photographable, they’re measureable. There’s no significant scientific dispute about that. And the great irony and tragedy of our time, is a lot of the general public thinks scientists are still arguing about that. Science is not arguing about it.” James Balog
Chasing Ice Essay