Climate Change is a Daily Reality for Inuit

Nickels, Scot
November 2004
Alternatives Journal (AJ) - Canada's Environmental Voice;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 30 Issue 5, p7
Academic Journal
The article presents information regarding the impact of climate change in the life of Inuit in the Arctic region. Due to the shrinking of the polar ice cap the average temperatures also continue to rise. For Inuit such climate change is a day-to-day reality, which affects their life very adversely. The various incidence cited in the Climate change workshops in many of Canada's 53 northern Inuit communities are alarming. Due to global warming the people in the Arctic region are not getting enough snow to make an igloo during winter hunting. The thinning ice layers and newly open waters create many obstacles to travel. The appearance of birds and insects are a new phenomenon in the region, which never previously seen. For Inuit the warming is likely to disrupt or even destroy their hunting and food-sharing culture.


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