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Coping with the climate crisis: putting global health InFocus – APTN

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2019129 Views

December 5, 2019

There’s been a shift in language from global warming to climate change to climate crisis – the words people are using to talk about how humans are impacting the health of the planet have become more urgent.

While there was a back and forth with the science for decades, scientists are almost unanimous now in saying climate trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities. Even if you believe the weather is changing naturally, our lifestyles are making the situation worse.

APTN‘s Charlotte Morritt-Jacobs produced a five-part series on the topic, from a northern youth perspective. She said ecological grief is real and widespread.

“Elders I spoke with in Tuktoyaktuk said they are unable to predict weather patterns which is something they were all able to do in the past,” Morritt-Jacobs said.

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