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The disappearing world of the last of the Arctic hunters
In the first of a series of dispatches, Stephen Pax Leonard reports on the unique culture of the Inughuit as the sea ice that has supported their ancient way of life melts beneath them

Doomed, I tell you, doomed. If it isn't the ice disappearing it is the the US Air Force dropping hydrogen bombs, or strict hunting quotas, or the abandonment of Greenland's One Price Policy...

"It is late September in the High Arctic, the outside temperature is -3C and there is little hope of the sea ice forming any time soon."

Except it has been reforming at a record rate.

Do you know how bad it is?

Global warming has a human cost too, tearing families apart. To visit their Canadian relatives, these people would now have to fly to Copenhagen 4,000km away then across the Atlantic to Montreal and up from there.

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There is nothing in that tale that supports the climate calamity claims. A nomadic tribe forced off their lands and being hounded to settle somewhere more convenient is certainly a man made calamity but one of political and social origins.

"To visit their Canadian relatives, these people would now have to fly to Copenhagen 4,000km away then across the Atlantic to Montreal and up from there.
This is just bullshit. A very quick check with the Online Airline Guide shows that there are daily flights into Nuuk (Godthaab) from settlements up the coast, and dailies to Reykjavik, and daily flights from there to Toronto. Toronto-Montreal has in excess of 20 flights per day. Montreal into the Arctic is possibly a twice a week schedule to Resolute or some other point but there is no need to go anywhere near Europe. There may actually be scheduled flights from Greenland into the Canadian Arctic, but not listed on OAG.


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