‘Melting Away’ —  Climate change and Greenland’s Inuits

‘Melting Away’ —  Climate change and Greenland’s Inuits

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Over the past five years photographer Ciril Jazbec has documented the changing lives of the Inuit people in Greenland, the world’s largest island that is covered by the world’s largest and fastest melting ice sheet. Together with the darkening of its surface, the majority of the scientists have come to agree these changes in Greenland will affect the entire planet and its living species. Jazbec’s long term project, Melting Away, is about a people at the forefront of climate change, possessed of an ancient knowledge of hunting,  in search for ways to survive  a collapsing ecosystem. Qaanaaq and Siorapaluk, the world’s northernmost settlements of roughly 700 Inuits, persists in traditional age-old ways in spite of several alarming climate, environmental and cultural threats.