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Labrador winter 5 C warmer than average, as Indigenous communities struggle to adapt – CBC

Mar 13, 2024

A traditional walk and dog sled races have been cancelled so far due to high temperatures

A lack of snow and ice in Labrador is forcing Indigenous communities to adapt their cultural practices to a changing climate.

“Northern people certainly are on the frontline of climate change,” said Bill Merryfield, a research scientist with Environment and Climate Change Canada.

The temperature this winter in Labrador overall was 5 C above normal, with some days in December and February that were 15 to 20 degrees warmer than usual when compared to the 30-year average, Merryfield said.

The winter has been unlike any one elder has seen before.

“It’s frightening,” said Tshaukuesh Elizabeth Penashue, with her daughter Kanani Davis translating. “Previous years, it was never like this.”

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