Faces of a changing Greenland

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Posted: Aug 21, 2011 12:01 AM
Faces of a changing Greenland

Life in Greenland is changing, driven in good part by a changing climate.

On this island off the central west coast, families for centuries relied on hunting _ for seal, walrus, narwhal and beluga whale _ and fishing for sustenance and livelihoods. But a warming climate has thinned the winter sea ice, weakening what has long been a crucial platform for hunters and fishermen during half the year.

This gallery of portraits by Associated Press photographer Brennan Linsley presents a cross-section of Disko Islanders, both older and younger, who discussed the changes they have seen and their hopes for the future.