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Life and Culture in Uummannaq, Greenland

The small island of Uummannaq lies on the west coast of Greenland, a land mass where 80% of the land is covered by an ice sheet that in some places reaches up to 4km thick. Local Inuit residents rely very strongly on traditional hunting and fishing. Recent studies show that global warming is causing Greenland's ice cover to melt rapidly, which could have very serious implications not only for the local population but also for the world as a whole areas, as there are changes in sea levels, ocean currents and sea ice coverage.

Year: 2011

Tags: fauna Greenland snow sheep

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