I find it hard to fully comprehend the scale of it
You would comprehend it less if you saw it on the big screen. See it on the big screen!!!
In this small and blurred version, a miaowing kitten appears to be trapped inside a block of ice at about 2 min 50 sec. There are other disturbing apparitions. (And, yes, I watched it sober.)
Incidentally, here are some extracts from Jason Box’s bio at the Chasing Ice website:
Dr. Box i[s] a Nobel Peace Prize winning scientist. … He was a contributing author to “Climate Change 2007″, the definitive report on the science of global warming by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for which he was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
It’s also odd that Chasing Ice gives no credit to Greenpeace, which provided transport and (along with NASA) funding for the EIS time-lapse project.
A contaminated brand?
I guess Jason didn’t get the memo yet. http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/nobel/Nobel_statement_final.pdf
I didn’t like this “awarded the Nobel” spin when Steve Schneider did it, nor when Mike Mann did it. Jason (whom I met briefly last week) ought to back down too.
He probably didn’t write the CI profile. His profile at Meltfactor.org merely says that he was a contributing author to the prize-winning IPCC’s 2007 report.
Jason Box also worked on “Operation Iceberg” by the BBC, which was very good – if a little truncated (two hours of TV when they could have had six and gone into greater depth). It also has some good shots of a couple of calving events. Narration was a bit hyperbolic at times (eg the dramatic emphasis when saying “mega-berg”) but it could have been a lot worse.