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Video: Giant Iceberg Crashes into Sea

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By Chris Gayomali |

Two young filmmakers camped out in the freezing cold for weeks to capture this thunderous, rare shot of a massive 4.6-cubic-mile glacier in Greenland crumbling apart. This brief clip of the largest glacier calving ever caught on camera is just a small segment in the recently debuted documentary Chasing Ice, which is dedicated to chronicling the perhaps-irreversible impact of climate change on glaciers (and sea levels) around the world.

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Filmmaker James Balog says watching the roaring landscape shift is like watching "Manhattan breaking apart in front of your eyes." Seeing is believing, says Will Oremus at Slate. Here, "[Balog's] team succeeded in capturing the awesome effects of climate change in a way that papers published in Science just can't." Terrifying? You bet. (Video via The Guardian)

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