Sunday, February 26, 2012

Camille Seaman: Haunting photos of polar ice

I give this Ted Talk: ***

Eveyone has heard someone talk about icebergs and seen pictures of them, but lots of people don’t realize how big and old icebergs really are. This Ted Talk gives you a really good idea on the true beauty of icebergs.

In Camilla Seaman’s article: Haunting photos of polar ice, you get a wide variety of ideas of her experiences from her trip to Antarctica. There were plenty of pictures showing icebergs well over 100 feet high, that when compared to humans make us look like ants. Seaman talks about how when the icebergs melt, their mineral rich water goes back into ecosystems and the atmosphere from thousands of years ago when those icebergs first came into existence. It’s amazing how old the icebergs can be. In fact, a 2000 year old iceberg is considered young! Before watching this Ted Talk I would never have known how special icebergs are, they could even have been part of our ancestors’ lives!

At one point in the video Seaman depicts one of her experiences in Antarctica when she witnessed an iceberg roll. It is extremely rare that an iceberg will roll, and it’s really intriguing because the iceberg shows an entirely different side that hasn’t been exposed to the air for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

By: Thomas Hubert

Seaman, Camille. "Camille Seaman: Haunting Photos of Polar Ice." TED: Ideas worth Spreading. Web. 26 Feb. 2012. <>.

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