American Indians Feel the Effects of Climate Change at Higher Rate Than Other Groups

According to a new study from the National Wildlife Federation, American Indians suffer more from climate change than other groups.

The report states that “The high dependence of tribes upon their lands and natural resources to sustain their economic, cultural and spiritual practices, the relatively poor state of their infrastructure and the great need for financial and technical resources to recover from such events all contribute to the disproportionate impact on tribes.”

American Indians and Alaska natives suffer from the effects of a warming planet because they depend more on natural resources, oceans and rivers, according to the report, “Facing the Storm: Indian Tribes, Climate-Induced Weather Extremes and the Future for Indian Country.”

“Extreme weather events can be very destructive for tribes, many of whom are already suffering from lack of resources to begin with,” said Amanda Staudt—a scientist at the National Wildlife Federation and a contributor to the report—to The New York Times.

Comments

Comments are closed.

Credit Card Identification Number

This number is recorded as an additional security precaution.

americanexpress

American Express

4 digit, non-embossed number printed above your account number on the front of your card.
visa

Visa

3-digit, non-embossed number printed on the signature panel on the of the card immediately following the card account number.
mastercard

MasterCard

3-digit, non-embossed number printed on the signature panel on the back of the card.

Enter Your Log In Credentials

Send this to friend

Hi,
I thought you might find this interesting:
American Indians Feel the Effects of Climate Change at Higher Rate Than Other Groups

URL: https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/american-indians-feel-the-effects-of-climate-change-at-higher-rate-than-other-groups/