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The faces of climate change: How a rapidly warming Arctic is destroying a way of life - Technology & Science - CBC News

5.6.17

The faces of climate change: How a rapidly warming Arctic is destroying a way of life - Technology & Science - CBC News: She notes that for thousands of years people have been able to adapt to the nature of the North. They've learned to make tools, hunt, fish and navigate the land. And while their surroundings were once somewhat predictable, that is no longer the case: temperatures are warmer; ice is thinner, forms later and melts sooner; permafrost is disappearing; animals are changing their habits.

"Climate change in the Arctic is not just some environmental issue. It really is a matter of livelihood. It's a matter of food for our people. It is a matter of individual and cultural survival," Watt-Cloutier told the gathered group at the Ontario Science Centre.

"As the ice melts, the wisdom it has taught us threatens to disappear along with it."


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