Climate change is affecting the North at an unprecedented pace. Northern residents who depend on the ecosystem for traditional activities, such as hunting and gathering, must adapt their ways to the environment undergoing rapid change. Esther Lévesque and José Gérin-Lajoie, CEN researchers, discuss the changes observed in terms of plant ecology and changing permafrost conditions and the impacts these changes have on the aboriginals’ traditional ways. Once more, the northerners’ strong resilience and adaptive capacity is being put to the test.
Article written by Florence Sara G. Ferraris, featured in Le Devoir on June 1st.