Photo by Katie Orlinsky @katieorlinsky | Leo Sage returns to town in Utqiagvik, Alaska, after hunting bearded seals with his father by boat in the Arctic Ocean. They were unsuccessful. For thousands of years, Inupiat villagers along Alaska’s North Slope have hunted marine mammals such as seal, walrus, and whale. Hunting, fishing, and foraging for food, known as subsistence, remains one of the most significant aspects of life in Inupiat communities. A child’s first seal hunt is an important rite of passage, especially now as these traditions are being challenged as a result of climate change. July was officially the warmest month in Alaskan history, and Utqiagvik, the northernmost town in the United States, has been labeled “ground zero for climate change.” With Arctic permafrost thawing much faster than expected, the resulting release of carbon gases could drastically speed up climate change—and communities like Utqiagvik will feel it first.

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Photo by Katie Orlinsky @katieorlinsky | Leo Sage returns to town in Utqiagvik, Alaska, after hunting bearded seals with his father by boat in the Arctic Ocean. They were unsuccessful. 
For thousands of years, Inupiat villagers along Alaska’s North Slope have hunted marine mammals such as seal, walrus, and whale. Hunting, fishing, and foraging for food, known as subsistence, remains one of the most significant aspects of life in Inupiat communities. A child’s first seal hunt is an important rite of passage, especially now as these traditions are being challenged as a result of climate change. 
July was officially the warmest month in Alaskan history, and Utqiagvik, the northernmost town in the United States, has been labeled “ground zero for climate change.” With Arctic permafrost thawing much faster than expected, the resulting release of carbon gases could drastically speed up climate change—and communities like Utqiagvik will feel it first.

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