Climate change can be felt all over the world; however, its impact is not equally distributed across geographies. It might surprise many of us to learn that the U.S. state most impacted by climate change is actually the one with the lowest population density in the nation—the northern-most state, Alaska.
When we are talking of the impact climate change is having on the Arctic, most of us may be thinking of vanishing glaciers or green fields which once were covered with snow. However, we usually forget to acknowledge the fate of thousands of natives living there. The indigenous communities of Alaska, which directly depend on natural resources, are hit the hardest by the rapid change in temperature and the associated changes of the Arctic environment.
To read more about the changing environmental conditions of Alaska and the impact of these changes on the state’s native populations, head over to Medium to read the full post.