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The Daily Reality of Living in the Artic With Climate Change

Threshold producer Nick Mott

The U.N.’s most recent special report on climate science was eye-opening for many. But for the four million or so people who live in the Arctic, the potentially catastrophic impacts of rapid global warming are a daily reality more than a shocking headline.

The Arctic is warming at least twice as fast as the rest of the globe. Weather and seasons that have provided the rhythm of life for generations are shifting.

Sea ice is melting and exposing new expanses of ocean. Previously frozen ground is thawing and becoming unstable. And the changes in the Arctic are wreaking havoc on the climate system in ways that affect ALL of us.

This is the topic of this – the second – season of the podcast Threshold. Executive producer Amy Martin spent eighteen months traveling around the Arctic reporting the stories of the people who live there and the scientists trying to understand Arctic change.

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Elsa Partan is a producer and newscaster with CAI. She first came to the station in 2002 as an intern and fell in love with radio. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. From 2006 to 2009, she covered the state of Wyoming for the NPR member station Wyoming Public Media in Laramie. She was a newspaper reporter at The Mashpee Enterprise from 2010 to 2013. She lives in Falmouth with her husband and two daughters.