Arctic Team Studies Global Warming, Inuit Culture
by admin ~ February 26th, 2007
1,200 mile Arctic sled-dog expedition begins this month in Iqaluit, Nunavut. NPR interview with team leader, Will Steger, can be heard here:
Weekend Edition Saturday, February 24, 2007 – Beginning this month, a team of seven explorers – including three Inuit hunters – are embarking on a 1,200-mile journey across Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. Traveling by dog sled, the expedition will spend time in local villages discussing the effects of Global Warming on Inuit cultures. A project of the Will Steger Foundation, the team will communicate with and educate online participants around the world.
The project is sponsored by the Will Steger Foundation, dedicated to the exploraiton and preservation of the Arctic.