Climate Change Effects on Traditional Food Cellars in Barrow, Alaska
Brubaker, Michael, Dingman, Heather, Leavitt, Price, & Romanovsky, Vladimir. (2010). Climate Change Effects on Traditional Food Cellars in Barrow, ALaska CCH Bulletin (Vol. 4, pp. 6): Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Center for Climate and Health.
This paper reports on a special health concern identified during surveys performed in November of 2009 and January 2010: the thawing of traditional, underground food storage cellars. Thawing permafrost is reducing the quality and quantity of food resources for some families, and resulting in cellars that have the potential to collapse and cause injury. In this Bulletin, the problem is described and recommendations are presented for performing comprehensive assessments of traditional ice cellars in Barrow and other Arctic communities.
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