Climate change and inuits
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 86, Issue 1, page 3, 4 January 2005
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2005), Climate change and inuits, Eos Trans. AGU, 86(1), 3–3, doi:10.1029/EO086i001p00003-04.(
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The Inuit Circumpolar Conference will seek a declaration from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that emissions of greenhouse gases, which the conference says, are destroying the Inuit way of life, are a violation of human rights, conference chair Sheila Watt-Cloutier announced on 15 December.
Her announcement comes shortly after the mid-November release of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, a scientific study by an international team of 300 scientists. That assessment noted, “The Arctic is now experiencing some of the most rapid and severe climate change on Earth. Over the next 100 years, climate change is expected to accelerate, contributing to major physical, ecological, social, and economic changes, many of which have already begun. Changes in Arctic climate will also affect the rest of the world through increased global warming and rising sea levels.”