Iñupiaq Attitude of Positivity in the Face of Climate Change (Craig George)

Video Shot in: 2020

Dr. Craig George discusses the attitude of residents on the North Slope towards climate change. Unlike the climate-change hysteria found in some regions, the Iñupiat have a more adaptive approach to the changing conditions. They have been dealing with change and adverse conditions for a long time and are pragmatic about finding workarounds. While they acknowledge the impacts of climate change and potential sea level rise, they remain focused on practical solutions. Their resilience and sense of humor, exemplified by individuals like elder Billy Adams, help them navigate the challenges posed by the changing environment and maintain a positive outlook.