Al Jazeera: Arctic way of living 'under threat' (video)
In July and August 2012, scientists and WWF experts explored the Last Ice Area -- the northwest coast of Greenland and Canada’s High Arctic Islands -- aboard the Arctic Tern 1. During the Sailing to Siku voyage, we conducted research and spoke with local communities to fill in the knowledge gaps about this remote area. Al Jazeera's Nick Clark travelled aboard with cameraman Maurice Roper on the third and final leg of the voyage from 18 to 1 September, and filed this report on 28 August.
Nick is an award-winning journalist currently operating as a Senior Anchor with Al Jazeera English in Doha, Qatar. He reports frequently from the field, filing most recently from Libya and Sudan. Nick often travels on environmental stories for the channel - reporting on issues as diverse as the shark fin trade, the conflict between wolf and man in remote parts of Finland and the plight of gorillas in Uganda. He’s travelled to Arctic regions for Al Jazeera several times and reported on the retreating ice sheet from Illiluisat, Greenland in 2007.
This is the second of four reports in a special series from the region. Here are the other three video reports:
- NASA: Arctic sea ice reaches record low (27 August 2012)
- Tracking the effects of climate change (30 August 2012)
- Arctic wildlife at risk from climate change (31 August 2012)
Arctic Sea Ice Decline and its Impacts: Online Resources. WWF Climate Blog.
- The Last Ice Area
- Sailing to Siku: The Voyage to the Last Ice Area
- Arctic section of WWF International Web site