Credit: Hartman, Steven, Peter Norrman, Anders Birgersson and Thomas McGovern. How are societies in the Circumpolar North affected by climate change? Originally published in bifrostonline.org, 12 February 2017 (CC BY-SA 2.0)
How are societies in the Circumpolar North affected by climate change?
Thomas McGovern, archaeologist
Sea-level rise and increased storminess associated with climate change are having profound effects on local communities in the Circumpolar North, though these effects are different in different places. The threats to cultural heritage along the coastal regions are imminent, as whole communities in some cases are being claimed by the sea and significant archaeological sites we never knew existed before are being wiped away before we have a chance to document them.
Bifrost gratefully acknowledges the leadership of the sustainability education project Svartarkot Culture Nature and the research networks NIES and NABO for all their valuable support and work behind the scenes that helped make the interview excerpted in this video possible. Grateful acknowledgment is also made to the Kiðagil Guesthouse, where the interview was filmed.