Climate Change, Indigenous Knowledge and Whaling in the Arctic
The Western Arctic is warming rapidly with profound effects on the Indigenous Inupiaq (Eskimo/Inuit) people of the region. Nowhere is this more evident than in the changing sea ice cover and conditions, which Alaskan Eskimo communities must negotiate in conducting their annual subsistence whaling and other activities. In this talk, Arnold Brower Jr, 70-year old Executive Director of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission and an experienced whaling captain himself, outlines the effects of climate change over the past half century and how Inupiaq Eskimo communities are working with environmental scientists to understand and respond to changing conditions in Arctic Alaska and beyond. A panel of scientists will also address the issue in dialogue with the speaker.
Date: 30 April 2018, 17:15 (Monday, 2nd week, Trinity 2018)
Venue: Dyson Perrins Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QY
Venue Details: Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Arnold Brower, Jr. (Executive Director of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission. )
Organising department: Environmental Change Institute
Organiser: Environmental Change Institute (University of Oxford)
Part of: ECI Big Ideas Seminar
Booking required?: Not required
Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editors: Deborah Strickland, Chris White, Helen Morley, Donna Palfreman