Tag: arctic climate change
A Long Hot Summer is the “working title” for a future big screen feature film being produced and directed by wildlife cinematographer and Arctic environmentalist Adam Ravetch and his company, Arctic Bear Productions. The final product, I expect, is going to be a feel-good, Disney-style cinematic treatment featuring a lone young polar bear.
Frequent contributor to this magazine, Quebecbased photographer, Pierre Dunnigan, spent 40 challenging but glorious days in the Kivalliq (Wager Bay, Coral Harbour and Naujat regions) providing camp support to a joint National Geographic and Arctic Bear Productions film crew.
Major effects of climate change in Canada’s Arctic are prominently featured in national news coverage. Recently, stories have surfaced about the pending disintegration of winter roads and the growing ozone hole hovering over Arctic land. The ongoing saga of the government’s plans to develop future oil and gas deposits also appears below headlines.
Inuit have noted many changes in weather over the past few decades. Among other things, they report that the weather is harder to predict than it used to be. This complaint echoes observations I’ve heard from Alaska (where I live), Canada’s western Arctic, Nunavut, Greenland, Scandinavia, and Russia. Something is undoubtedly going on.