by Alexandros Giannios
Observing climate change in the Canadian Arctic. “I would have said from dawn to dusk, but there is no such thing this close to the North Pole, the sun never set over the horizon.”
Here lies a hunting cabin in the wilderness. There are still some intrepid Inuit peoples living traditionally on the land, in special places known as ‘outpost camps’.
Pond inlet, the 3rd most-Northern Inuit settlement of Canada, 1,932 kilometres from the North Pole.
Home to 1,617 inhabitants, most indigenous Inuit have abandoned their nomadic hunting lifestyles and have moved into public housing.
A retreating glacier at Bylot Island. The locals say that every year the glacier becomes smaller and smaller.
“The combination of global warming resource exploitation and the resulting increase in Arctic shipping activity are changing the current marine ecosystem, with an imminent risk of exotic species migrating to Arctic waters in the near future.”
The rise of the sea water temperature is followed by a rise of ship traffic as the sea is free of ice for a much longer period.