Climate Change

Reducing the causes and consequences of climate change

Alaskans know climate change. Temperatures have warmed twice as fast as the global average and the Arctic Ocean now has less sea ice than at any time in recent geologic history. The resulting flooding and erosion threaten the livability of many coastal communities—most of them Native villages.
Coal mining, and oil and gas drilling in Alaska contributes to even more greenhouse gas emissions. The cycle of continuing melting permafrost and sea ice leads to more extreme weather, ocean acidification, insect infestations, and changes in the migration patterns of animals. Subsistence users depend on those animals for food. Trustees uses the law to decrease and mitigate the extraction and burning of fossil fuels and address the impacts of climate change on wildlife, rural Alaskans and Alaska Native people.
Our latest climate change work
  • Trustees works to keep fossil fuels in the ground.
  • Trustees supports rural communities in safeguarding the animals subsistence users rely on for food.
Learn more about what we’re doing to fight climate change.
Science tells a human story

Science tells a human story

  Nancy Lord will read at a Trustees community reading and conversation this month. We asked her a few questions about literary…
Writing on science & hope: Nancy Lord’s “ph: A Novel”

Writing on science & hope: Nancy Lord’s “ph: A Novel”

  Alaska author Nancy Lord will read from her new book, “ph: A Novel,” at a free outreach event hosted by Trustees…
BLM puts drilling before subsistence

BLM puts drilling before subsistence

The Bureau of Land Management is trying to use its 2017 oil and gas lease sale to undermine protections to the Western…
Alaska Brief Newsletter–June 2017

Alaska Brief Newsletter–June 2017

Dear Supporter: Do you remember that movie “Independence Day”? It told the story of people coming together to fend off a destructive…
Climate change puts Arctic communities in peril

Climate change puts Arctic communities in peril

Whether living in the Arctic or an urban center in the Lower 48, we all have a stake in the health of…
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