I was lucky enough to see the big glaciers in action in 2008 when we did the inside passage trip including Glacier Bay. If you have not been to SE Alaska - I highly recommend it.
This is a picture I took of the Marjorie glacier in Glacier Bay.
The movie Chasing Ice, opening this weekend in Seattle at the Egyptian Theater, is an incredible film that gets you right up close to many of the big glaciers in the northern hemisphere. It is a good reminder of the absolute majesty of our earth, and an inspiration to go and see for yourself.
If you are not a documentary person, check out this review by Roger Ebert. He will help you get past any preconceived notions of this film genre.
Earlier this week I attended an advanced screening of the movie in San Francisco and met James Balog and learned more about the project and Extreme Ice Survey, his foundation that is continuing the work chronicled in the film. Mr. Balog and his dedicated crew are modern day heroes and people we can all look up to as they work to do something for us and for our planet.
You just may find yourself feeling like you would like to do something for the cause after watching the film. If so, there is a donate button on the Extreme Ice Survey website -- making it super easy to take action.