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Polar Voices : relaying the science and story of polar climate change   /   Quinney, A.
(Arctic, v. 69, no. 1, Mar. 2016, p. 116-117, ill.)
ASTIS record 81894.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

Polar Voices is an educational podcast that explores climate change in the Arctic and the Antarctic. The program uses current research to explain observations made by people living and working near the poles, focusing particularly on Arctic Indigenous peoples. Because the podcast format is popular, free to use, available on demand, and can be broadcast on radio stations in rural and remote places, Polar Voices has the potential to reach a large audience and increase knowledge of climate change in a broad demographic of listeners. ... LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND GOALS: The main goal of Polar Voices is to increase knowledge and awareness of climate change in adult listeners from a broad range of socioeconomic and educational backgrounds. For listeners with limited initial knowledge of climate change, we present scientific information in simple and concise language. For listeners with moderate or advanced knowledge of climate change, we relay true stories from Arctic Indigenous communities experiencing and adapting to change and discuss actions people and communities are taking to mitigate climate change locally. The specific learning topics of each episode vary widely. In our first three episodes, we discuss a) efforts by the Snowchange Cooperative in Finland to incorporate the Indigenous perspective into Arctic policies, b) local observations of changing ice conditions on Alaskan rivers made by Alaska Native Elders, and c) the photo-documentation of Arctic greening, which is occurring as a result of the progressive northward invasion of shrubs. Upcoming episodes will highlight a) increased fire activity in the North, b) food insecurity issues resulting from shifting and disappearing wildlife habitats, and c) the potential release of greenhouse gases stored in thawing permafrost. In the future, we will be examining the impact of climate change in the Antarctic, Greenland, and Russia, and how changes in these remote places will impact people around the world. Each episode features one or more interviews dealing with a specific topic. Although learning objectives vary by topic, each episode is designed to produce one to three key learning outcomes based on information listeners will hear in the featured interview(s) (Fig. 2). The interviewees are experts in their fields, and their comments are vetted by reviewers to ensure accuracy. ... FUTURE PLANS: Funding for the PoLAR Partnership under NSF continues until August 2017. Polar Voices is scheduled to produce 21 episodes in the new format during this time, including the three episodes currently available online. Final evaluation of the Polar Voices project will commence in spring 2017. To hear full episodes of Polar Voices online, go to Feel free to leave a comment or suggest episode topics under the "Learn More" tab, or send your feedback directly to the project lead, Annie Quinney, at If you have observed or are conducting research on climate change in the Arctic or Antarctic and want to be featured in a future episode of Polar Voices, please contact Annie to arrange an interview. (Au)

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Adaptability (Psychology); Climate change; Communication; Environmental impacts; Internet; Journalism; Native peoples; Public education campaigns; Radio; Socio-economic effects; Traditional knowledge

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