5000 years of snowmobiles

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Last updated on August 5th, 2017 at 03:11 pm

Reuters reports:

Global warming has made life more dangerous for Inuit in the Arctic as they increasingly fall to their deaths through thinning ice sheets while hunting seals and polar bears.

Delegates at a climate change conference in Belize said today that many Inuit had died in recent years because their snowmobiles and sleds crash through the ice during hunts.

“My people have been hunting on the ice for 5000 years but now you risk death around every turn,” said Nicodemus Illauq, from the Inuit town of Clyde River in Canada said at the conference in Central America.

Earlier snowmobiles – the 3000BC models – were evidently lighter. Nice that global warming is making life safer for polar bears.

Posted by Tim B. on 05/30/2007 at 11:32 AM
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