Climate, Culture, Change: Inuit and Western Dialogues with a Warming North
Every passing day brings new headlines about climate change as politicians debate how to respond, scientists offer new revelations and sceptics critique the validity of the research. In Climate, Culture, Change, these many political, economic and scientific uncertainties that today inundate our collective consciousness are analyzed in a way that reveals the cultural scope of the challenge.
This alternative view to the still dominant scientific and political economic discourses is clarified by focusing on the climate changes currently occurring in the Canadian north, and the challenges they are posing to both Western climate research and Inuit knowledge or Inuit Qaujimatugangit. Through various dialogues, the book contemplates the value of an intercultural response to the current northern and global climate threat.
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