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Greenland: Climate Change

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Millions of little auks gather along the cliff sides near Siorapaluk, Greenland. The small birds - often called the penguins of the Arctic - are a favorite food of the Polar Inuit communities in Northwestern Greenland who net them as they fly above their rookeries. A changing climate which shows itself in warming temperatures, earlier summers, later winters, and shrinking and thinning sea ice also threatens to change the timings of migrations like the little auks and hundreds of other species which move back and forth between the poles and temperate and tropical zones of the planet.