As friends and family gather and present gifts, Qipisoq Ulloriaq holds his nephew - dressed in traditional sealskin kamiks (boots), polar bear skin pants, and white canvas anorak - in his lap during a first birthday celebration for the boy. A changing climate - which shows itself in warming temperatures, earlier summers, later winters, and shrinking and thinning sea ice - threatens the livelihoods and traditions of some of the last subsistence hunters on Earth, the Polar Inuit communities of far Northwest Greenland. (image by Lucian Read)
As friends and family gather and present gifts, Qipisoq Ulloriaq holds his nephew - dressed in traditional sealskin kamiks (boots), polar bear skin pants, and white canvas anorak - in his lap during a first birthday celebration for the boy. A changing climate - which shows itself in warming temperatures, earlier summers, later winters, and shrinking and thinning sea ice - threatens the livelihoods and traditions of some of the last subsistence hunters on Earth, the Polar Inuit communities of far Northwest Greenland.
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