Researchers collect indigenous stories to fill climate change data gaps

NEW YORK, April 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Canadian scientists have collected stories from more than 90,000 people whose traditional ways of life rely on nature, in an effort to capture signs of climate change where weather stations are absent.
Their findings, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, fill a knowledge gap in climate change science, which is dominated by data and computer models, said the six researchers from Simon Fraser University.

“You can’t look at indigenous people, who are so in tune with their specific places, without hearing about changes in the environment today,” said Lepofsky.

Read more from Sebastien Malo at Reuters.

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