"Plastic pollution is one of the greatest burdens to the environment. Believe it or not, enough plastic is discarded every year to circle the globe four times. Even worse, it is estimated that 50% of the plastic on this planet is used only once before being thrown away.
To curb the issue of plastic pollution, the city of San Francisco has just done something monumental: it has become the first in America to ban the sale of plastic water bottles. "
James Balog, an environmental photographer for the Extreme Ice Survey and documentary Chasing Ice, was able to capture stunning images of glaciers using time-lapse photography in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. Over relatively short periods of time, glaciers have been shown to virtually disappear, melting away into waterways below.
He and his team also found that in the past decade or so, glacial ice has been receding at an alarming rate when compared to historical values of glacial recession. If the world continues ‘business as usual,’ there may not be many glaciers left in the decades to come.