Melting Permafrost

This video is accompanied by supporting materials including background essay and discussion questions. The focus is on changes happening to permafrost in the Arctic landscape, with Alaska Native peoples and Western scientists discussing both the causes of thawing and its impact on the ecosystem. The video shows the consequences of erosion, including mudslides and inland lakes being drained of water. An Inuit expresses his uncertainty about the ultimate effect this will have on his community and culture.

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WGBH/Boston
Teacher Domain adapted from the International Institute for Sustainable Development

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Would serve as a good introduction to the impacts of climate change on the inhabitants of the Arctic.

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