03 January 2012

Climate Change and Reindeers

Rain On Snow from aceandace on Vimeo.
Environmental Atlas story from Sweden about a special weather condition called Rain-on-snow, which causes great grief amongst sami reindeer herders. The thawing-freezing of their food, the lichen, is literally killing thousands of reindeer whose stomachs are not used to dealing with this new type of weather. A result of climate change?

The Environmental Atlas of Europe is a UNEP-EEA-ESA joint project showcasing communities responding to environmental change across Europe. The films present a series of these inspirational stories about how people are responding to climate change and in so doing, transforming their lives for a more sustainable future.

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