Topics » Climate Change   Sept. 17, 2013

Life at the 'Top of the World'

Inupiat Culture

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Barrow, AlaskaPoint BarrowInupiat CultureExtreme TemperaturesSubsistence Lifestyle'$10 For a Gallon of Milk'Changing ClimateDiminishing Sea IceLooking for IceNew Shipping RoutesCoastal ErosionThe Effect of IndustryWay of Life at Risk

Inupiat Culture

Barrow's population today hovers around 5,000. About half of the residents are native Inupiat Eskimo, indigenous people who have survived in the face of harsh conditions for centuries by relying upon subsistence hunting and whaling.

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