When in Point Barrow, Inuits said…

Published on 15.09.2010 - The Northern Passage 2010

All Inuits agree about the changing climate

All Inuits agree about the changing climate

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When expedition stopped in Point Barrow, Borge had the time to meet the local people and of course to talk about the global climate. No need to say that ...

The point on the navigation first : trimaran The Nothern Passage is sailing much faster than when she was on the other side of the Arctic Ocean. This time, they have been blessed, as they say, with good winds and good weather conditions. In addition, there are very little ice this year and the water temperature is incredibly high : 7° C where they are and even warmer -11° C- in Point Barrow. No one expects the cold temperatures before beginning of October.

When they stopped in Point Barrow, Ousland took the opportunity to meet local people and to talk about one of his great concerns, the global change of world climate. No need to say that the opnion up there is even more alarming : to put it short, Inuits said that twenty years ago, it started snowing in August while nowadays winter only starts around mid-October, sometimes even in November.

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