Climate Change and Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations

Indigenous peoples are the "miner's canary" of global climate change for the rest of humanity. Native nations of the Arctic and Subarctic are already feeling catastrophic effects of warmer temperatures, in the melting of sea ice, permafrost, and glaciers, and increase in fires, insects, flooding and drought patterns. South Pacific Indigenous peoples are finding their islands inundated by rising sea levels, erosion from intense storms, and saltwater intrusion into freshwater supplies.

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Indigenous peoples are the "miner's canary" of global climate change for the rest of humanity. Native nations of the Arctic and Subarctic are already feeling catastrophic effects of warmer temperatures, in the melting of sea ice, permafrost, and glaciers, and increase in fires, insects, flooding and drought patterns. South Pacific Indigenous peoples are finding their islands inundated by rising sea levels, erosion from intense storms, and saltwater intrusion into freshwater supplies.

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Keyword Climate Change, Pacific Islands, Indigenous Nations, Climate Impacts
Date Of Record Creation 2019-01-26 19:50:21
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Date Last Modified 3/20/2015 13:31
Language English
Date Record Checked: 3/20/2015 13:24 (W3C-DTF)

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