Travelling and hunting in a changing Arctic: assessing Inuit vulnerability to sea ice change in Igloolik, Nunavut

@article{Laidler2009TravellingAH,
  title={Travelling and hunting in a changing Arctic: assessing Inuit vulnerability to sea ice change in Igloolik, Nunavut},
  author={Gita J. Laidler and James D. Ford and William A. Gough and Theo Ikummaq and Alexandre S. Gagnon and Sławomir Kowal and Kevin Qrunnut and Celina Irngaut},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  year={2009},
  volume={94},
  pages={363-397}
}
The observations of community members and instrumental records indicate changes in sea ice around the Inuit community of Igloolik, in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. This paper characterizes local vulnerability to these changes, identifying who is vulnerable, to what stresses, and why, focusing on local and regional use of sea ice for the harvesting of renewable resources and travel. This analysis is coupled with instrumental and sea ice data to evaluate changing temperature/wind/sea ice… 
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