In the Arctic Circle, Still Awaiting Normal

Posted on July 28, 2011


We know this word anomaly that you scientists often use and we know how to live with it, when things go strange, when something is unusual. It happens all the time.

But we always expect things go back to “normal” next year or a year after. This time things are not coming back to normal year after year after year.

We are waiting and waiting, and it’s still not ‘normal’; that scares us.

Caleb Pungowiyi, Chukchi Elder, consultant to the National Science Foundation, etc., 2003.