BY: DANIKA MOIR
Photographer James Balog was with his crew in Greenland when they captured a massive chunk of glacier snap off and fall into the ocean. Balog and his crew were in the area hoping to capture some moments on film for a documentary, but none of them expected a piece of ice as large as Manhattan to crash into the ocean.
It took an hour and 15 minutes for a piece of ice the size of Manhattan to snap off the glacier and fall into the ocean.
This unprecedented geographical catastrophe was the only of its kind to be captured on film. Unfortunately, this will not be the last time something like this happens due to the rising threat of global warming.
Due to the rising threat of global warming, geographical catastrophes like this will become the norm.
Balog did not believe in global warming up until 2005 when he was sent to the Arctic by National Geographic, there he was able to witness the effects of global warming first hand. He saw that somehow, the human race had succeeded in changing basic physics and chemistry by polluting the earth.