As Labrador Inuit try to keep pace with climate change, adaptation takes a toll – CBC

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As Labrador Inuit try to keep pace with climate change, adaptation takes a toll – CBC

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Mar 31, 2021

Thin ice making activities like seal hunting more dangerous

The stars were brighter when Johannes Lampe was young.

“The weather has become so unpredictable, and [there’s] so much fog coming in,” said Lampe, the president of Nunatsiavut, the self-governing territory of Labrador’s Inuit.

That fog obscures the starlight, and is just one of many new phenomena appearing in and around Nunatsiavut and other areas of Labrador’s northern coast. Lampe, 65, has been watching the climate shift for decades, but he and others say in recent years it has sped up to a pace that poses a huge challenge for both maintaining traditional ways of life and passing on those traditions.

Elders teach how to predict the weather by looking at the moon and the sun, but those methods don’t work anymore, Lampe said.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/sea-ice-labrador-inuit-adapt-climate-1.5954622

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