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Chie Sakakibara

are also concerned about the actual and potential impact of climate change on their cultural, spiritual, and economic health. The Pachauri and Reisinger (2007) asserted that impacts on ice, snow, and glaciers would be significant, which would result in a tremendous impact upon the people’s subsistence. Updates to these reports suggest that changes are occurring faster than anticipated: in 2007, Arctic sea ice reached a record low ( NASA Earth Observatory 2007 ), and in 2008 both the northeast

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Susan A. Crate

. Hastrup, Ed., The Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters, 240–270 . Henshaw, A. , 2009 : Sea ice: The sociocultural dimensions of a melting environment in the Arctic . Anthropology and Climate Change: From Encounters to Actions, S. A. Crate and M. Nuttall, Eds., Left Coast Press, 153–165 . Hobsbawm, E. , and Ranger T. , Eds., 1983 : The Invention of Tradition . Cambridge University Press, 320 pp . Hulme, M. , Biermann F. , and Boas I. , 2008 : Climate refugees: Cause for a new

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Sarah E. Vaughn

have been inundated with water from not only the EDWC but also the sea. Engineers devised a plan that allowed them to release water into a nearby river. While this strategy saved Georgetown in this instance, it further exacerbated flooding in rural communities. After the 2005 disaster, engineers worked with World Bank consultants to create flood models. Scenarios were bleak, whether from a rising tide or abnormal rainfall events; the EDWC was in need of a major overhaul in design to withstand

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Randy A. Peppler

aspiring Delaware farmer and businessman, said that he remembered more snow in the 1960s (with drifts in feet) and more ice storms now, with this trend beginning in the 1970s, though the last couple of years have been snowier. Maya, a Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita traditionalist, told me about the increasing frequency of ice storms. She said, “I have noticed the ice storms getting worse. They are so much worse. Out here on the plains it’s not the blizzard that’s the problem but it’s the ice that forms

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Sandy Smith-Nonini

), killer heat and drought are plaguing India, and the World Health Organization estimates that between 2030 and 2050 climate-related deaths from heat stress, malaria, malnutrition, and diarrhea will rise by an additional 250 000 per year ( WHO 2015 ). The reinforcing feedback loops of warmer seas and arctic ice melt, combined with other new weather patterns, are likely to produce changes in growing seasons and shifts in habitable zones that last thousands of years. Human extinction is not ruled out

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Peter Rudiak-Gould

1. Introduction Is climate change visible? The question is far from straightforward, animating citizens and scholars alike and provoking sharply divergent answers from different individuals and communities: “[N]o-one can see climate changing or feel it happening.” —Mike Hulme, geographer ( Hulme 2009 , p. 196) “Native nations of the Arctic and Subarctic are already feeling catastrophic effects of warmer temperatures, in the melting of sea ice, permafrost, and glaciers, and increases in fires

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L. Jen Shaffer and Leocadia Naiene

. , and Spada H. , 2008 : Attributed causes of environmental problems: A cross-cultural study of coping strategies . Culture and the Changing Environment: Uncertainty, Cognition, and Risk Management in Cross-Cultural Perspective, M. J. Casimir, Ed., Berghahn Books, 107–124 . Nichols, T. , and Coauthors , 2004 : Climate change and sea ice: Local observations from the Canadian Western Arctic . Arctic , 57 , 68 – 79 . O’Brien, K. , Quinlan T. , and Ziervogel G. , 2009 : Vulnerability

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