How Do Inuit Hunters Cope with Climate Risks in the Arctic?
PhD Candidate Angus Naylor and colleagues have published a new research article. The article reports on research that followed 10 Inuit hunters from Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories, Canada over a 2-year period, asking them to document their harvesting activities and discuss their lived experience of harvesting under changing environmental and societal conditions. The results show that climate change, particularly extreme weather events (etc. rapid spring melt, storms) can affect harvesting activities but on a day-to-day basis, societal factors like economics (e.g. financial capital to purchase harvesting equipment and resources), social networks, and institutional constraints, were more salient.
Naylor AW, Ford JD, Pearce T, Fawcett D, Clark D, et al. (2021) Monitoring the dynamic vulnerability of an Arctic subsistence food system to climate change: The case of Ulukhaktok, NT. PLOS ONE 16(9): e0258048. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0258048