Thursday, April 13, 2006

Museum Highlights Arctic Climate Change

The Associated Press
Tuesday, April 11, 2006; 7:17 PM

WASHINGTON -- It's becoming harder to find the right snow to build an igloo, and melting permafrost is turning land into mud. With climate change the nature of the Arctic is changing, too, in ways that worry the people who live there.

The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History opens a pair of exhibits on Saturday: "Arctic: A Friend Acting Strangely," and "Atmosphere: Change is in the Air," discussing what is happening to the climate and how it affects people living in the planet's northernmost areas.

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