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Photographer James Balog and CU Prof. Dr. James White showcase arctic research, photos


Breckenridge Ski Resort and GoBreck.com invite the public to join an engaging and fascinating evening of discussion with Dr. James White, Director of University of Colorado’s Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research and James Balog, an award-winning photographer, explorer and founder of the Extreme Ice Survey, Wednesday, Jan. 14 from 6-7 p.m. in the Columbine room at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Breckenridge.  White and Balog will jointly present some of their Arctic research findings and how those findings are helping others better understand the impacts of a changing climate.

This town hall-type event is part of the 2015 Glen Gerberg Climate and Weather Summit and is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited so please make plans to attend and arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the event start. Free parking is available in the Beaver Run Lot across the street.

About James BalogJames Balog

For more than 30 years, James Balog has broken new conceptual and artistic ground on one of the most important issues of our era: human modification of our planet’s natural systems. Mr. Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey team are featured in the 2012 internationally acclaimed, Emmy award-winning documentary, Chasing Ice, and in the 2009 NOVA special, Extreme Ice.

James has been honored with many awards, including an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the University of Alberta, the American Geophysical Union Presidential Citation for Science and Society, the Duke University LEAF Award, the Sam & Julie Walters Prize for Environmental Activism, and the Heinz Award. He is the author of ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers and seven other books. His photos have been extensively published in major magazines, including National Geographic, and exhibited at more than one hundred museums and galleries worldwide.


About Dr. James White

Dr. James White is the Director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and a Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and James White CUEnvironmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado (CU). He is the past Director of Environmental Studies Program at CU, and helped to establish and grow the program during its first decade. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and past chair of the Polar Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences.

His research interests are broad, but all revolve around human impacts on the environment. Specific areas of research include studying the global carbon cycle, both modern and in the past, and reconstructing past environmental conditions using ice cores. He is working now on new deep ice cores in Greenland as well as Antarctica. He is a distinguished author of more than 150 peer reviewed publications, and is a highly cited author in the Geosciences.


This event will also be LIVE streamed as part of the 2015 Glen Gerberg Weather and Climate Summit, co-hosted annually by Breckenridge Ski Resort and GoBreck.com.  Learn more and watch live at stormcenter.com/wxcsummit/

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