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- May be used to spark discussion of how we know climate is changing and how it is already affecting humans.
- Showing this video could serve as an introduction into current warming trends, impacts on a vulnerable community, and discussing environmental justice issues.
About the Science
- Video includes interviews from the Arctic Inuit community of Sachs Harbour, Northwest Territories, Canada about observed changes in Arctic climate.
- Focus on collaboration between community and scientists studying climate change.
- Strengths: first-person accounts of observed changes and dramatic visuals of changes.
- Comments from expert scientist: This video does a good job of highlighting the role of local native knowledge and how this can form an important "dataset" in understanding changes in the Arctic.
About the Pedagogy
- Teachers need to place this video in a context, possibly showing geographical map of Sachs Harbour and polar amplification of surface air temperature warming.
- Complements other CLEAN selected resources about the Arctic.
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