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2012-04-05. Climate Change Linked to Waterborne Diseases in Inuit Communities

posted Apr 24, 2012, 4:44 PM by Alan D. GOULD BA

| By Ker Than, National Geographic News.  An article relevant to GSS Climate Change chapter 8. Excerpt: As global warming triggers heavier rainfall and faster snowmelt in the Arctic, Inuit communities in Canada are reporting more cases of illness attributed to pathogens that have washed into surface water and groundwater, according to a new study. The findings corroborate past research that suggests indigenous people worldwide are being disproportionately affected by climate change.... The experiences of the Inuit and other indigenous communities as they struggle to adapt to changing climate conditions could help guide humanity in the coming years when the effects of climate change are felt universally, scientists say.... Full article: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/04/120405-climate-change-waterborne-diseases-inuit/