While summer is a peak movie release time, holiday release dates are also becoming popular. If you're in the mood for a little "edutainment" this December, you might consider catching one of the weather-related films to soon hit the box office in the U.S.:
'Chasing Ice' is a documentary film which follows nature photojournalist James Balog and his team of Extreme Ice Survey scientists as they research the disappearance of the world's glaciers by using time-lapse photography. (Consider it the climatological equivalent of storm chasing!)
'The Impossible' is an indie drama centered around the events of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami caused by the Sumatra earthquake. Measuring a 9.1 on the richter scale, the quake (which occurred the day after Christmas) is considered the 3rd largest earthquake on record.
'The Impossible' is set to release on December 21. 'Chasing Ice' is already playing, but only in select cities. Both films are currently showing in theaters internationally.