Climate Cast: Winter arctic sea ice nears all-time low

Ice survey in Barrow, Alaska
In this Thursday Aug. 7, 2008 file photo, Aviation Maintenance Tech 2 John Ferrari looked out of the back of a Coast Guard C-130 as he surveys the ice off of the coast of Barrow, Alaska during a surveillance flight.
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Climate Cast
Every Thursday, MPR meteorologist Paul Huttner joins Kerri Miller to talk about the latest research on our changing climate and the consequences we're seeing here in Minnesota and worldwide.
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In this hour-long edition of Climate Cast, MPR News' Kerri Miller and Meteorologist Paul Huttner take a close look at the ice on the Earth's poles.

New data shows Arctic sea ice levels are at record lows for the month of March and scientists are understanding more about how a warming Arctic causes summer heat waves elsewhere on the planet.

We also go along with a glaciologist as she studies a boulder field in Uganda for clues to the way the world warmed and cooled in the ancient past.


How a remote Alaskan village faces climate change

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We talked to Edward Itta, the former mayor of Barrow, Alaska and and an Inupiat Tribal leader, who is seeing firsthand climate change.

How have the patterns changed in your lifetime?

Is it a reality that some native peoples are relocating entire villages along the arctic coast?

What message do you have from the arctic people to the rest of us in the lower 48 states?