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Tomsk scientists will cooperate with indigenous peoples of Yamal

Scientists of Tomsk State University (TSU) have concluded a cooperation agreement with representatives of the indigenous peoples of the North of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Together they will study the impact of climate change on the quality of life in the Arctic, the press service of the university reports.

The report notes that the study of the processes of transformation of the environment under the influence of global warming is a necessary condition for the adaptation of the inhabitants of the planet to new conditions. Climate change is most pronounced in the Arctic territories, so TSU decided to involve Arctic residents in research.

Scientists have already conducted several large expeditions and interviewed more than 1.5 thousand Yamal residents. The collected data showed that the Nenets, Khanty and Selkups are changing their diet due to climate change, and this negatively affects their health.