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“Tuktoyaktuk: a community on the frontline of climate change”

2009

Emma Bocking in The Ecologist

“Canadian coastal communities are faced with rising sea levels as the government continues to support destructive tar sands mining”

The hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk on the northern coast of Canada is facing the steadily rising Arctic Ocean ­ at roughly the rate of 3mm per year, which may soon force the community to relocate further south.

It’s the familiar Arctic vs. climate change issue: sea ice is forming later in the year and breaking up earlier in the spring, making hunting by snowmobile dangerous.

The community’s traditional way of life is changing forever.

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