The Northern Line || Fall 2016
The Fall 2016 Northern Line is available online now! In this issue we look at the shift in the environment caused by Climate Change, and how the Northern Center is addressing these issues. These articles explore a just transition away from fossil fuels, the bi-annual Gwich'in gathering, and renewable energy in Alaska.
In this edition of the Northern Line a personal account from a veteran who visited the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge reminds us that the Arctic is important, not just for our environment, but also for our spirits, a fact that Alaska Natives have always known, and share with a Northern Center staff member at their bi-annual gathering. Our summer research assistant points out that a just transition away from fossil fuels must address Climate Change, but it must also address the roles of Alaska Natives and villages in interior and Arctic Alaska - villages that often rely on the money brought in by oil and gas companies. Guest authors look at the role renewable energy is going to play in the transition away from fossil fuels, and the feasibility of creating a 100% renewable energy reliant state.
These articles serve as a sign that the movement to address Climate Change is growing, that progress is being made, people are aware, and change is happening, now we just need to spread the word.
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