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A synthesis of the impacts of climate change on the First Nations and Inuit of Canada

@inproceedings{Downing2011ASO,
  title={A synthesis of the impacts of climate change on the First Nations and Inuit of Canada},
  author={Ashleigh Downing and Alain Cuerrier},
  year={2011}
}
Climate change is impacting multiple aspects of life, many of which resonate with the wellbeing of humankind. Indigenous peoples, including First Nations and Inuit communities around the world are more vulnerable to the risks associated with global warming. In this synthesis, examples of direct and indirect impacts and vulnerabilities on First Nations and Inuit people inhabiting Canada have been provided. Examples from other countries as a reminder that these populations are not alone have also… Expand

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