Climate Change in the Arctic: Stories from Kivalina
Thursday, November 15, 2012 | 06:00 PM
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall | 195 Prospect Street | New Haven, Conn.
Please join us Thursday, November 15, for a conversation about the effects of climate change on indigenous communities and what is being done to address them.
Climate change is a global challenge with local impacts. The indigenous Alaskan village of Kivalina will be one of the first communities relocated as a result of these impacts. In a landmark lawsuit, Kivalina tried to hold fossil fuel and energy companies financially accountable for its relocation; however, the claim was dismissed this October. A few weeks later, a group of five Yale graduate students traveled to Anchorage and Kivalina where they listened to personal accounts of change, adaptation, injustice, resilience, and uncertainty. Please join us Thursday, November 15, for reflections and questions about their research process and Kivalina's future.