Arctic Fever: A Story to Share
This multimedia story takes a closer look at Churchill, Manitoba as a “canary in the coal mine” of the large-scale challenge of climate change. Filled with images, videos, and vignettes about Earthwatch volunteers in Churchill, pick and choose what you want to read--or read the whole thing through.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE ARCTIC DOESN'T STAY IN THE ARCTIC
At the southern edge of the Arctic, in Canada's Hudson Bay lowlands, lies Churchill, Manitoba--a small town that sits at the convergence of tundra, forest, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. In the winter months, the wind chill can drop to -50 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold is so severe that it threatens to seal eyelashes shut and freeze off exposed skin, turning water to ice before it's poured. Why would anyone live in such a harsh, unforgiving climate? For Earthwatch researchers LeeAnn Fishback and Steve Mamet, the question is--why not? Read more.
In this multimedia story* you’ll follow LeeAnn and Steve as they study climate change in Churchill. Hear from Earthwatch Chief Scientist and climate change expert, Bill Moomaw, as well as Mark Stratton, a reporter who covered this expedition for National Geographic. Dive in and discover!
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