Tag: "Inuit"

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Inuit Climate Change Strategy Released (June 7)

Inuit Climate Change Strategy Released (June 7)

An Inuit-driven climate change strategy was revealed on June 7, which will see Inuit communities and governments across the Inuit Nunangat collaborate to address the growing concerns that the globe’s changing climate is having on the region. The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK)’s climate change committee had worked for two years to develop to the National […]

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The Interplay between Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict

The Interplay between Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict

A recent blog post by Michael Wertz and Laura Conley at thinkprogress.org provides an excellent overview of the inter-connections between climate change, population migration, and conflict. The authors address crisis scenarios in the 21st century, providing a stark picture of the challenges ahead, and reminding governments around the world that the problems are real and […]

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Northern Developments: Oil vs. Conservation

Northern Developments: Oil vs. Conservation

Today’s New York Times web site features a slideshow that highlights an emerging dilemma in Point Hope. Alaska. Climate change is melting permafrost and creating access to the enormous reserves of oil that lie under the ice cap. 13% of the world’s oil is stored in this pristine area. Not to mention minerals and precious […]