In the Northwest Arctic Borough, the impact of climate on environmental conditions is a fact of life, and with this comes a substantial challenge to the Native Inupiat lifestyle, culture, and traditional subsistence "way of life." Like areas which are being inundated by sea level rise, these changes are affecting drinking water, sanitation and other infrastructure at the "coalface" where these impacts are most evident in the US. See how environmental health practitioners are providing innovative solutions that promote resilience and adaptation rather than foregoing a cultural and community identity.
Climate Change Impacts and Options: Case Studies in the Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska
Speaker / Author:
R. Steven Konkel, PhD