Group: Global Warming Effects Hunting

CBS News – February 28, 2007

I have nothing but respect for the ancient ways of indigenous people on North America.  This article is quite moving and very inspirational.  The story of how Mr. Nattaq lost both of his feet to frostbite after a snowmobile accident should touch everyone that reads it. 

I am not surprised that the warming trend of the recent couple decades has caused a change in the ice formation of the Arctic.  I am not as easily convinced that this warming trend is the cause of mankind as this article portrays.  The article gives no scientific evidence of mankind’s interference but does detail how the warming climate has affected the Inuit.


Inuit Take Complaints to Washington

Celsias – February 12, 2007

This blog entry gives relevant news on the current plight of the Inuit regarding the potential destruction of their way of life by global warming. There is little science in this blog but an interesting spin on the events.

The Inuit, however, are not going to wait for politicians to come to them – but will bring the arctic to the politicians instead.

The Inuit have been jumping legal hurdles for a while now. Not only is global warming moving twice as fast in the arctic than it is in other parts of the world, but the intimacy between the Inuit and their natural surroundings means any changes has a direct and dramatic effect on their ability to continue their traditional way of life.