Minister of Environment confident Inuit can `navigate through the changes’ caused by disappearing summer sea ice

  By Tom Taylor  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Arctic summers could soon be free of sea ice, according to a new study. How that change will affect people and wildlife in Nunavut depends on who you ask. The peer-reviewed study, which was published in the journal Nature Communications, determined that floating arctic sea ice could vanish completely during September, when levels are usually at their lowest, as soon as the 2030s. The study also found that, even if drastic measures are taken to curb global warming, the Arctic could still lose its summer sea ice by the 2050s. Nunavut’s Minister of Environment Joanna Quassa believes the study is proof that the effects of climate change are occurring “far quicker than scientists have predicted,” and assures that her department is “working…

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