The second page of the module pointed out some of the other effects of the melting sea ice. Shishmaref is a coastal village bombarded by my more violent winter storms with much less ice to keep the waters down, resulting in alarming erosion of their little island. Whalers in Barrow and hunters in Northern Canada have to adapt to much more difficult and dangerous conditions to get to their food. Read more about that in Charles Wohlforth's The Whale and The Supercomputer. If humans with their snow machines and motor boats are having a harder time of it as the sea ice vanishes, imagine the plight of the polar bear.
all photos: D. Armstrong
Extend and Evaluate - How can I use this week's resources and how useful, insightful or relevant are this module's information resources to me?
I found the Our World 2.0 website to be an incredibly diverse source of articles on climate change and indigenous peoples around the world. It would be a great place to send students doing research on those subjects.