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Observations of Climate Change Made by Indigenous Inhabitants of the Coastal Regions of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
Премия рунета 2017

Observations of Climate Change Made by Indigenous Inhabitants of the Coastal Regions of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug

Observations of Climate Change Made by Indigenous Inhabitants of the Coastal Regions of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug

Observations of Climate Change Made by Indigenous Inhabitants of the Coastal Regions of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug / Vladilen Kavry, Andrei Boltunov, English translation by Melissa R. Mooza. Moscow : WWF-Russia , 16 pp.- 2005, 200 copies.

Report on the project of WWF Arctic Climate Change Project conducted by WWF-Russia. During the summer and fall of 2005, surveys of indigenous inhabitants of coastal villages in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug were conducted. The goal of this work was to gather information about whether or not the people surveyed have noticed any changes in the climate, and if so, how these changes are affecting the lives of people in the region. In the result you see clear witness of negative climate impacts.

According to scientists' predictions, climate change in the Arctic will be much more significant than elsewhere on the planet. In the next fifty years, the temperature may increase by 100C or more, which would lead to cardinal changes in ecosystems and in people's way of life. We have to do the best to mitigate climate change and prevent worse scenario. On the other hand, it is necessary to prepare for some unavoidable changes in advance. Traditional knowledge and observations of the indigenous inhabitants of the Arctic - who have lived millennia in this harsh, but very delicate climate - may be very helpful.

Was published — august 2006