Which Americans are most affected by Global Warming?
An ongoing interest of mine is the effects of Climate Change on minority populations. Here in the USA, we have, to some extent, the money to insulate ourselves from the immediate effects of Global Warming. Not so much minority populations as this article about the Inuit of Alaska shows…
For Inuit, Arctic climate change imposed by a social system based on profit and endless commodification represents a double threat to their culture.
The Inuit in the Canadian Arctic are engaged in a centuries-old fight to retain their culture and reestablish self-determination and genuine sovereignty. In particular, Inuit in the autonomous territory of Nunavut are resisting what American Indian studies scholar Daniel R. Wildcat has described as a “fourth removal attempt” of Indigenous people, coming on the heels of failed efforts at spatial, social and psycho-cultural deletion.
Read: On Melting Ice: Inuit Struggle Against Oil and Gas in the Arctic by Chris Williams, Alternet.