The Arctic is on the front lines of climate change, with surface temperatures rising twice as fast as the global average, dramatic loss of mass in sea ice, the Greenland ice sheet and other glaciers, and rapidly thawing permafrost. Not only is a warming and thawing Arctic driving far-reaching impacts in Arctic ecosystems and social systems, changes in the Arctic have profound implications for the environment and social systems across the globe.
UNH Arctic aims to build a more vibrant and interdisciplinary network of Arctic researchers at UNH, increase UNH’s visibility within the national and international Arctic dialogue, and assist in the transition to more sustainable communities.
Defrosting the Arctic
UNH Land Acknowledgement
As we all journey on the trail of life, we wish to acknowledge the spiritual and physical connection the Pennacook, Abenaki, and Wabanaki Peoples have maintained to N’dakinna (homeland) and the aki (land), nibi (water), lolakwikak (flora), and awaasak (fauna) which the University of New Hampshire community is honored to steward today. We also acknowledge the hardships they continue to endure after the loss of unceded homelands and champion the university’s responsibility to foster relationships and opportunities that strengthen the well-being of the Indigenous People who carry forward the traditions of their ancestors.