Wednesday, 21 December 2011
UNESCO making stuff up
Drivel fans can read the story of the Sami people (Lapps) and how they are suffering from ten years of hard winters caused by climate change here. This is a taster : -
'The mild period arrived suddenly, and in one week the temperature was +10°C. Most of the snow melted and then froze again, and the ground was covered in ice. Only two weeks before we thought the guohtun (lichen) would be good, and now it was completely inaccessible, locked away under the ice' observed a Sami herder.
Sami reindeer herders have lived with severe winters due to climate change for over a decade.