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Scientists Get Help From Inuit Hunters


April 11, 2010 — Inuit hunters have long known a secret about Arctic weather, and now they're sharing it with scientists. Weather in Arctic regions is getting less predictable all the time.

A recent study published in the scientific journal Global Environmental Change, finds that the character of weather is changing.

Inuit have been reporting for years that weather conditions swing wildly from day to day, meaning traditional predictions are not as accurate as originally thought.

Scientists were alerted to this school of thought by Inuit hunters who say the shifts in weather are affecting their lives.

Colder spells aren't lasting as long and they come and go at greater speeds than previously.

Researchers believe these findings provide tremendous insight into climate change.

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