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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:23 AM
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Global warming devastating native Alaskans
By Yereth Rosen

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.

http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=31&art_id=qw108...
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:33 AM
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1. but * sez. . .
"it requires more scientific analysis."

So sad.
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:23 AM
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2. humans will go the same as the polar bears
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 11:23 AM by donsu

why bother to have children?
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-04 10:59 PM
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3. Climate change threatens people and animals in rural Alaska
By Yereth Rosen
REUTERS , ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
Thursday, Apr 22, 2004,Page 9

"If you travel that ice, it's not the ice that we travelled 40 years ago."

Huntington, an Athabascan Indian

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 behavior. 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.taipeitimes.com/News/edit/archives/2004/04/2...
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