"Greenland's Inuit Falling Through Thin Ice Of Climate Change"

"The thunder of icebergs crashing into the turquoise sea of eastern Greenland is the sound of one of the planet's most important ecosystems teetering on the edge of collapse.

As the ice melts, the hunters in the village of Ittoqqortoormiit—home to one of the last Inuit hunting communities—worry where they will get water.

Greenland's ice sheets may hold one 12th of the world's fresh water—enough to raise the sea level up seven meters (23 feet) if they were to melt—but climate change is already threatening the village's supply.

Cold winters, robust ice and snow are vital for both food and water for the Inuit of the Scoresby Sound, who live deeply intertwined with the natural world."

Elias Huuhtanen  reports for AFP October 4, 2023.

Source: AFP, 10/05/2023