Last Friday (November 2, 2012) I got to wind down my birthday with an episode of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. It opens with the usual ho-hum, pandering monologue (I've never been a big fan of his stand-up) and then Bill sits down to talk with photographer James Balog. Balog is yet another guest who has been engaged in the seemingly thankless and futile task of educating Americans and thus the world about the very real effects of climate change. He collected his photos of melting glaciers into a book, Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers, that few people will buy. It has been adapted into a documentary film, Chasing Ice which few people will see. Thus the match is lit that will later be thrown into my fueled rage.
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