Alaska's Residents Grapple with Changing Climate Warming temperatures, melting sea ice and thawing ground are changing traditional hunting practices, bringing new health threats, and causing never-before-seen changes to the land. Alaska's residents are working to adapt and prepare as climate change hits home.
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Alaska's Residents Grapple with Changing Climate

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Alaska's Residents Grapple with Changing Climate

Alaska's Residents Grapple with Changing Climate

Alaska's Residents Grapple with Changing Climate

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Warming temperatures, melting sea ice and thawing ground are changing traditional hunting practices, bringing new health threats, and causing never-before-seen changes to the land. Alaska's residents are working to adapt and prepare as climate change hits home.

Fran Ulmer, former Lieutenant Governor, Alaska; former director, Institute for Social and Economic Research; interim chancellor, University of Alaska Anchorage

James Berner, M.D., member, U.S. National Committee for the International Polar Year; senior director for science, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, Alaska

La'Ona DeWilde, resident, Huslia, Alaska; Ph.D. candidate in biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Craig Gerlach, professor, Resilience and Adaptation Program; professor of anthropology; principal investigator, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy, University of Alaska Fairbanks