Climate change is influencing storm intensity in Alaska and these storms are the principal threat to the security of land and culture Shaktoolik. In this video, Shaktoolik residents discuss their fears and anxieties about large storms.
Savoonga residents talk about the chaotic, unpredictable, and rapidly changing weather patterns they have noticed in their lifetimes.
Savoonga residents talk about sea ice melt and the impacts that has on their hunting practices and the threat it poses to the safety of their village.
Savoonga resident, Preston Rookook, talks about the changes he has witnessed to wind patterns on his island. His comments add some more detail to the 2010 video on wind found below.
Savoonga residents talk about the storm of December 2010, causing a power outage that affected light, heat, communication, and health systems.
Savoonga mayor, Myron Kingeekuk, reflects on the 2010 storm that knocked out electrical power in the village stressing the need to be prepared and organized for such events in the future.
Shaktoolik residents respond to questions about the dramatic impacts of climate change that they are witnessing.
Mayor Kingeekuk talks about the impact of the loss of sea ice on the hunting of walrus hunting, a staple food for Savoonga villagers.
Savoonga hunters talk about the impacts of climate change on whaling, particularly how sea ice and ice pack melt affect migration routes of the whales and their ability to access whaling camp.
Savoonga residents talk about the impacts of climate change on hunting, the activity that unites the community and is central to the Siberian Yupik culture and identity.