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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:36 PM
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Global warming devastating native Alaskans
Global warming devastating native Alaskans

Independent Online - South Africa

Anchorage, Alaska - Anyone who doubts the gravity of global warming should
ask Alaska's Eskimo, Indian and Aleut elders about the dramatic changes to their land and the animals on which they depend.

Native leaders say that salmon are increasingly susceptible to warm-water parasites and suffer from lesions and strange behaviour. Salmon and moose meat have developed odd tastes and the marrow in moose bones is weirdly runny, they say.

Arctic pack ice is disappearing, making food scarce for sea animals and causing difficulties for the Natives who hunt them. It is feared that polar bears, to name one species, may disappear from the Northern hemisphere by mid-century.

As trees and bushes march north over what was once tundra, so do beavers, and they are damming new rivers and lakes to the detriment of water quality and possibly salmon eggs.


<http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=143&art_id=qw10...

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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:37 PM
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1. Runny marrow?
Ewwwww.

Thanks for the link.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:35 PM
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2. Inuit begin rights case over global warming
Inuit begin rights case over global warming

www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/12/15/1071336885565.htm...

Inuit begin rights case over global warming

By Paul Brown
Milan
December 16, 2003


The Inuit of Canada and Alaska are launching a human rights case against the Bush Administration, arguing they face extinction because of global warming.

By repudiating the Kyoto Protocol and refusing to cut carbon dioxide emissions, which constitute 25 per cent of the world's total, Washington is violating their human rights, the Inuit claim.

They are inviting the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, based in Washington, to visit the Arctic Circle to witness the devastation caused by global warming.

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, the chairwoman of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, which represents her 155,000 people inside the Arctic Circle, said: "We want to show that we are not powerless victims. These are drastic times for our people and require drastic measures."

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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:42 PM
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3. Old people in control don't really care. They don't know the answers
so they shine it all on.
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