Alaska Natives First to Feel the Heat

Discovery News: Although climate studies offer plenty of projections about how the world might change as the Earth warms up, it's easy for people to imagine that those numbers don't apply to them. A new study offers a wake-up call. Climate change doesn't just have the potential to alter people's lives -- it already has. For the Yup'ik people of Alaska, who still depend on hunting, gathering and fishing for much of their subsistence, interviews showed that warmer temperatures and thinner ice in recent years......

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