Quaternary geology and Paleoclimate


Exchanging local narratives and scientific understanding of climate changes in indigenous communities of Greenland and the southwest Pacific

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Communities living close to nature and to the ocean are facing new challenges and opportunities due to climate change. In coastal Greenland, the fjord systems are projected to undergo large changes, as the glaciers and the ice sheet retreat. Similarly, low lying island states in the Pacific are expected to see changes in the frequency of storm surges and flooding, severely impacting people's livelihoods. However, there is substantial uncertainty on the state of the present-day, as well as in future projections. This uncertainty poses challenges for everyday practices and the traditional and contemporary management of natural resources among indigenous communities both in Greenland and in the Pacific.


funded by: Research Council of Norway, 2022-2025