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Inuits in Arctic feel effects of climate change

Inuits in Alaska, Canada and Russia are documenting the effects of climate change on their way of life.

The winters are getting warmer, the ice caps are melting and the night sky appears brighter. Inuits say they have never seen anything like it in their history of living in the Arctic.

"Before, I could look at cloud patterns or the wind, or even what stars are twinkling, and predict the weather. Now, everything is changed," elder Enosik Nashalik, 87, told The Washington Post.

The warming climate has a direct effect on the wildlife that Inuits depend on for food and sustenance. Some animals are changing their migration and birthing patterns. Other animals not seen in the Arctic are beginning to show up.

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