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.
Click stories below for updates about what Trustees is doing to fight climate change.

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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…
Self-taught artist paints rural Alaska life

Self-taught artist paints rural Alaska life

  Ryder Erickson makes paintings from his home in Unalakleet, Alaska. He’s a self-taught artist who recently supported Stickers for Conservation by…
Art that reflects the land

Art that reflects the land

Ryder Erickson makes paintings from his home in Unalakleet, Alaska. He says climate change hits close to home. He’s a self-taught artist…
How do you make a clean city?

How do you make a clean city?

  What makes Tracy Lohman thankful every day? Knowing that she can count on clean water and air, and that her children…
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