Jim Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey were honored with a Heinz Award along with others, recognizing this monitoring efforts as a workable solution to the world’s problems through innovation. Each recipient receives an unrestricted cash prize of $100,000.
Balog founded the Boulder-based Extreme Ice Survey as a skeptic of global warming, installing cameras on glaciers around the world to quantify the changes taking place. There are now more than 500,000 photographs in the Extreme Ice Survey that illustrate glacier reduction over time due to global temperature rise.
If you’ve traveled through Denver International Airport, you may have seen the video display near the train boarding area on the B concourse or on the walkover on the A concourse. The display, and the EIS mission, emphasizes that global warming is a non-partisan issue that needs to be addressed. View the following video for a look at this effort.
Balog has extended his outreach now with the launch of EarthVisionTrust this past summer. This effort aims to combine art and science to preserve the memory of our changing planet for future generations, combining photos, video and written words.