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the challenges reindeer are having in finding food due to the warming climate
It sounds counter-intuitive. A reportage explained it like this:
They usually dig in the snow for moss to feed, but the warmer temperatures result in wet snow, which freezes over during cold nights or whatever.
So there's a hard layer of ice between moss and reindeer, which unlike snow forms a barrier.
That's probably not all there is to it, but it helped me understand why warmer temperatures can mean less food.
This just makes my sad to the bone. It’s not like the sápmi people have led easy lives until now, Sweden has a horrible record with our indigenous population: forced sterilisations, steaing their land, preventing them from going to school etc. - everything the US did to their native population we’ve done to the sápmi people.
And now this. The sápmi are resilient as fuck, but they can’t turn around climate change on their own. I think we (Swedes) owe them a lot.
This is very worrying, usually when I'm visiting family during late autumn they already have finished the migration. It shouldn't take a change this drastic to get people to start caring for the planet
Looks like everyone is adopting a reindeer?
Raindeer then, I guess.
This is so not cool
We have a crap load of snow already.
Can we ship you some?
i’m still enjoying the no snow winter right now. no complaints here.
Last year there was articels like this one complaining about there being to much snow...
And yet, who is not happy that we are not living in the ice age anymore?
I mean 13,000 years is fuck all in the big time line and that is how long the ice age has been melting.
Relax, we are all going to die and this world will be eaten by the sun it travels around eventually. We can only hope that we don't figure out how to colonize other worlds and we just die off like any other species from all those years ago when the earth was young.
Stop listening to these fucking doomsayers who are stating the obvious in some attempt to scare you of your own birth/life/death cycle.
Imagine bitching about NOT having snow.
[WP] When you ask your daughter what she wants for Christmas, she asks for a unicorn. Your wife laughs it off, but you don't. Neither your wife or daughter know that you're the best monster trapper in the world, and your daughter is getting her unicorn no matter what.
TIL that reindeer are the only mammals that can see ultraviolet light. This means that they can easily tell the difference between white fur and snow because white fur has much higher contrast. It helps them discover predators early in snowy landscapes.