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Sheila Watt-Cloutier on The Dangers of Climate Change

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22 November 2010

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Her grandmother had noticed that the stars were not in place, which links with the shifting of the earth that elders we're talking to have noticed

Describes how in her childhood acid rain fell from the sky, it was yellow, and it covered the land. And later, they found out it was acid rain coming from southern industry by winds that precipitated because of the cold Arctic climate. And if this could happen, anything could happen, and this pollution makes its home in the Arctic.

Reflecting on past and present in Kujuuaq, she's noticing that trees are larger now because of climate change

Climate change is caused by fossil fuels that are affecting our atmosphere

Talking about how greenhouse gases are affecting the atmosphere and is choking the earth.

Because the ozone layer is thinner in the Arctic, people are more vulnerable to UV radiation that causes skin and eye problems, and Inuit people know this from experience. We need to get this message out, not in an angry manner, but we must let the world know this is a mistake.

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