Author: Baffin Island Basecamp

Expedition Technology

How do you get audio, text, images, and video from the frozen Arctic to connected people everywhere? Although there are still several challenges to overcome, today’s advances in satellite technology have brought Will Steger’s expeditions a long way from the days of the 1989-90 TransAntarctica Expedition and text messages limted to a handful of characters. […]

Sheila Watt-Cloutier testimony

Inuit activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Shelia Watt-Cloutier testified before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on March 1, 2007. Her message was clear: Climate change threatens to undermine the culture, health, and livelihood of the Inuit and other indigenous people around the world. Here is a portion of her testimony: “While Inuit are […]

Quotes from Baffin Island Inuit

Inuit people from across Alaska and Canada delivered a petition to the Inter American Commission on Human Rights. Quotes from members of the communities through which the Global Warming 101 expedition has traveled are highlighted in the petition. These quotes give an intimate perspective on day-to-day realities of living in a warming climate: “Even areas […]