Arctic Climate Perspectives

Questions for Discussion

  • Since Barrow has historically been a very cold place, what would it mean for everyday life if it became warm?
  • How could environmental change in areas like Barrow provide information about global climate patterns? How is Barrow’s experience important to the rest of us?
  • What observations in the video provide "evidence" that global warming is occurring? What other evidence do we have that global warming is happening?
  • What are the implications/impact of global warming on other parts of the globe and where you live?
  • How will global warming change your life and that of people in other parts of the world? What environmental changes (to the flora, fauna, and weather) have you already noticed in your community?