This week on Eye on the Arctic, we’re dipping into our video vault for a look at Arctic science.
The North is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the world. Just last month places like the Arctic Alaskan city of Utqiaġvik (Barrow) posted it’s warmest July temperatures since 1921.
This warming is affecting Arctic indigenous communities at a disproportionate rate.
But northerners aren’t just victims of global warming.
In an Eye on the Arctic project earlier this year, we explored the way these communities are collaborating with scientists, pushing climate change research into important new areas, not only for them, but also for the rest of the world.
In Part 1 of this three-part series, we speak to a University of Calgary researcher talking about the partnership with Cambridge Bay and how the hunters observations there are incorporated into the research being done with the community.
Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca
Related stories around the North:
Canada: Canada’s science minister in North to observe climate change, Radio Canada International
Finland: A century in 35 seconds: Finnish hit video illustrates global warming, Yle News
Greenland: Greenland earthquake and tsunami – hazards of melting ice?, blog by Irene Quaile, Deutsche Welle
Norway: As Arctic weather dramatically changes, world meteorologists take on more joint forecasting, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Putin says climate change might not be human made, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Sweden’s climate minister : U.S. withdrawal from Paris sends a bad signal, Radio Sweden
United States: 3 Interior Alaska towns just had their warmest month on record, Alaska Dispatch News
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