By Bruce Barcott, OnEarth

Journalist Bruce Barcott traveled to the far north of Alaska to chronicle how climate change is wreaking havoc on the Arctic food web for OnEarth magazine.

In this audio slideshow, he breaks down the impact of melting permafrost on the lives of villagers. In short: "People are losing hundreds of pounds of whale meat and blubber and things they rely on to get through the year."

(Audio slideshow courtesy of OnEarth)

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