AbstractArctic climate change, with longer periods of ice-free ocean, both creates opportunities for a marine-based economy and poses risks that can undermine the social community that such economic expansion supports. This films presents voices of Arctic Alaska communities on the dilemmas of development as they negotiate paths of sustainability in the face of climate and socio-economic challenges. The film also explores the paradox of natural resource development dependency in a subsistence-based community.
NoteThis film is based on research supported by an International Polar Year grant from the National Science Foundation, Arctic Social Science Program/Office of Polar Programs (Grant #0732973). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this film are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
SubjectsClimate change, Marine-based economy, Natural resource development, Sustainability, Arctic regions
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