An Alaskan Indigenous Village on the Frontlines of Climate Change [S-20-4]
|Location:||SLU: Brown 139|
|Classes:||1 Session 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Fri 2:30 PM 03/13|
Course Update: "An Alaskan Indigenous Village..." HAS BEEN CANCELED!!
Explore the vulnerability of Shaktoolik, AK to increased storm intensity, loss of sea ice, warming temperatures, melting permafrost, and more. This village is in a particularly precarious physical location on the coast of the Norton Sound, but being an indigenous village, it also is dependent on federal aid and is often overlooked.
Jon Rosales’s expertise and scholarly focus is on climate change. He calls us to align human institutions within natural limits. Jon was active in the U.N. working on international climate change policy until 2009 when he switched focus to the Arctic, where climate change is the fastest. He now focuses on the impacts of climate change on native subsistence villages in Alaska, making their concerns visible, advocating for their assistance, and calling on governments to act on climate change.
Presenter’s suggested web link: www.AKSIK.org