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Seasons out of balance: Climate change impacts, vulnerability, and sustainable adaptation in interior Alaska

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2009

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McNeeley, Shannon Michele, 2009, Seasons out of balance: Climate change impacts, vulnerability, and sustainable adaptation in interior Alaska: University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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Koyukon Elders of Alaska's Interior observe that "cold weather is growing old" and recent warming is contributing to a world out of balance. Alaska is among the most rapidly warming places globally, with the Interior experiencing the most pronounced warming statewide, and with significant regional-scale ecosystem services disruptions affecting subsistence hunting and harvest success. Vulnerability of individuals, households, and communities to climate change is exacerbated by rising energy costs and a regulatory system that constrains the adaptive flexibility needed to cope with impacts on livelihoods. Socioeconomic and cultural change notwithstanding, the well-being of rural native communities is still dependant on access and ability [...]

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