Scientists have observed the disappearance of Arctic sea ice for decades. Indigenous people who live and hunt on and near the ice are forced to confront the changes in their environment and adapt where they can. A new study published in the journal, Nature Climate Change, predicts ice-free summers in the Arctic for the first time in recorded history far sooner than previous estimates. We’ll hear more about why the ice is melting and its effects on Indigenous people.
Dr. Walt Meier – senior research scientist for the National Snow & Ice Data Center
Guy Omnik (Native Village of Point Hope) – local hunter
Vera Metcalf (Yu’pik) – director of the Eskimo Walrus Commission
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