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Arctic Climate Challenge

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Climate change could have both positive and negative effects for the Arctic. Play the game and find out more.

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Click on the mobile controls and listen to a teenager who lives in the Arctic talking about how climate change is affecting her life.

You've said that you have noticed changes in the weather recently in that the summers have been warmer and in the winters you have had less extreme weather. Has this affected your life in any way? Has it made it easier or has it made it more difficult?

In the winter it is easier to get around lately but we don't have as much snow as we used to.

Is the snow melting quicker each year as well?

Yes, it melts really fast.

And what affects does that actually have on your livelihoods and your lifestyle?

Well I suppose sometimes it can be an inconvenience considering the water levels, because we're right near the river and there are so many lakes around us, they rise so that there are some roads which you can no longer use.

We talk a lot about climate change and people talk a lot about the affect climate change has on the Arctic and on the Antarctic, is that something you are concerned about? Given that you are supposed to be experiencing climate change or do you not think about it that much there?

No I think we should definitely do more things to prevent this because as people say the Arctic, the north, is like a canary in a coal mine, it's the first sign of climate change and it seems like we could be doing way more to prevent it.

Interview with a teenager who lives in the Arctic

 

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