An Alaskan Indigenous Village on the Frontlines of Climate Change [S-21-3]
|Classes:||1 Session 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Fri 10:00 AM 02/26|
His session explores 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 overlooked and dependent on federal aid.
Jon’s expertise and scholarly focus is on climate change. Threaded through his work is a call to align human institutions within natural limits. Jon was active in the United Nations, working on international climate change policy until 2009 when he switched focus to the Arctic, where climate change is the fastest. His research 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.
Special Instructions: You will be emailed a Zoom invite the day before the class starts. Click on the link in the invite to open your Zoom app.