“Under Thin Ice – Documenting the Changing Arctic” with Jill Heinreth
Where: The Explorers Club
46 E. 70th St.
212-628-8383 Price: $30
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In March of 2000 a colossal piece of ice–roughly the size of Jamaica–calved off the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Known as the B-15 iceberg, it was the largest moving object on the planet. Jill Heinerth led a National Geographic dive team to make the first cave dives inside the iceberg. After experiencing this ethereal underwater world, Jill was drawn to share her adventurous dives in a way that stimulated a conversation about our changing planet. Today, she is still exploring the depths of the polar regions, where the earth’s cryosphere is transforming more rapidly than anywhere else on earth. As temperatures in Canada’s north continue rising at twice the rate seen elsewhere, Heinerth is still stoking the conversation because how we respond in the next few years could seal our fate.
Heinerth’s presentation will take the audience along on a series of expeditions documenting the life above, below and within the ever dwindling ice. She will share clips from her new documentary “Under Thin Ice,” produced by Gala Film Productions and never seen photos from her work with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society on her project “Arctic on the Edge.”
Jill Heinerth is a celebrated cave diver, underwater explorer, writer, photographer and filmmaker. She is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and was their first Explorer-in-Residence. Heinerth is also a fellow of The Explorers Club, a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, the recipient of Canada’s prestigious Polar Medal, and the NOGI Award – the diving world’s highest honor from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences.Buy tickets/get more info now