Dr. James Ford, PI and three IHACC team members were recently interviewed on the health impacts of global climate change on indigenous peoples. The show aired on Montreal community radio station CKUT 90.3 FM on October 25.
October 25, 2011: What are the health impacts of global climate change on indigenous peoples? The Indigenous Health Adaptations to Climate Change research project (IHACC) has been working with indigenous communities in Peru, Uganda and the Canadian Arctic to try and find out. This week we chat with Dr. James Ford, one of the project's principal investigators, to learn more about the project. We also hear from some of his lab members, Will Vanderbelt, Mya Sherman, and Marie-Pierre Lardeau, as they discuss the project's goals and elaborate on their findings.
In particular, we find out how adaptable indigenous communities really are, largely due to their traditional knowledge, and we learn how essential it will be for this knowledge to be passed on despite challenges in changing climate, technology, and economic contexts. This type of research is not only essential for helping indigenous groups adapt to climate change, but can also hold lessons for other groups as we all attempt to enhance our capacity to cope.
You can download the October 25, 2011 episode or stream it in the player below: