Arctic science: The Local Perspective
Henry Huntington, Pew Environment Group, 12 October 2011

WASHINGTON DC, USA: In this piece, Henry Huntington writes that the concept of scientists using indigenous, or traditional, knowledge in their research has received increasing attention over the past few decades. This is particularly true in the Arctic, where the potential global effects of changes such as permafrost thaw and ice melt have created an urgent need to understand how climate change is affecting the region. Historical physical data about the region are lacking, but indigenous cultures there have retained practices and knowledge acquired over countless generations. Read the piece … Read a SciDev.Net article on the issue, including link to full article by Huntington on Nature …

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