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I don't know what percentage of what people eat in Barrow is fish and mammals from the Arctic Ocean, birds and occasional caribou but those are kinds of "food" that don't arrive in Barrow via airplane.
Whats the point? Not much green, expensive, 2 months of darkness and the town looks like a crap-hole aesthtically......not for most people well those of us who enjoy the amenities of modern civilization!
Mmm nah I'm better off here in my San Diego. I'd love to visit but I love the beach too much and well, snow would keep me from doing lots of things. Love the nature though, beautiful and snowfall looks nice, however I saw some people in this comment section saying there's so many alcoholics and I personally hate alcohol and drugs/smoking of course. Thank you for this video! Very informative for sure man 🙏
So if people have lived there for 1500 years why do they need to fly stuff in? Seems like they were getting by on what the land provided for quite a long time; truly self sufficient, despite what uninformed douchebags say. Now, not so much.
And as it should be....The town probably has no crime. Keep plenty of Rum around for some toddys, and work on data processing or may be an environmental study. Great life. I bet most there are happier than status symbol town America.
Im from Oahu and Big Island Hawaii, and moved here 3 years ago and its incredible up here. People from 70+ different countries live here and we all get along nicely for the most part. Theres not a whole lot of room for intolerance in these conditions. If your'e interested in adventure or shaking things up, spend some time or a few years here. It'll change your life forever, I promise.
Nice show years ago I looked up temps in Barrow on my Nextel Gov Phone it was -88 , you can never forget such a name once you see the cold weather and climate of Barrow Alaska . I live in Minnesota it gets so cold there I spend winters in California & Florida , so I can only have bad dreams of what it would feel like to me to be in Barrow Alaska .
I took a day trip to Barrow out of Fairbanks in August 2009. There was no sea ice and the temp was 45 degrees. I took a walk in the water to say I dipped my tootsies in the Arctic Sea. It was a great place to visit, but I don't know if I would be able to live there on a permanent basis. When you have lived where there are four seasons you whole life, it would be difficult to get use cold weather year round. Hoping to get up to Alaska again in the future. It would be my 3rd visit. An absolutely beautiful state.
If the world warms by 6 Degrees Celsius. Barrow can become a city of hundreds of thousands or millions. He who controls arctic trade, will control the world. The newest major hubs of the global economy will be Norilsk, Tromsø, Murmansk, Halifax, St. Johns, Reyjavik, Yellowknife and Barrow. Any major city south of Detroit or Chicago will be uninhabited. New hubs will also open up in Antarctica. You heard it here first ;)
A thought on your narration. You said no roads exist due to freeze thaw cycles. Being in Illinois I get that. Yet the airport has concrete and asphalt runways as seen in your video. They survive. I think roads for vehicles are simply to financially justified because snow mobiles are likely the most used vehicles.
This video didn't even mention one of the oddest parts of Barrow: their high school has a football team! Barrow has a synthetic turf field (the northernmost one in the world) that their high school's football team plays on, and for every game that the team competes in they need to fly there. You can even find the turf field on Google Maps because it is bright blue while everything else in Barrow is brown.
*WHO INVENTED THE SPACE ENTERPRISE?*
1543 - Jesuits publish book tilted, "On the Revolutions of the *Heavenly Spheres"*
1560 - Jesuits begin converting China to Heliocentricism
1572 - Jesuits recommend reforming the calendar based on Heliocentricism
1582 - Jesuits reform the calendar using Heliocentricism (Gregorian calendar)
1601 - Telescope invented
1611 - Jesuits claim stars and wondering stars are spinning, orbiting, *"Heavenly Spheres"*
1651 - Jesuits map Moon inventing impact craters, mountains, etc (Selenography)
1809 - Jesuits invent Theory for Transmutation of Species (now called Theory of Evolution)
1931 - Jesuits invent Theory of Big Bang, another ejaculation into the virgin source
As shown, the Holy Roman Empire instituted Heliocentricism, as the next centuries ticked by these science fiction stories began entering the major Universities (all faith based); from this point on the people were taught to replace Faith (pretend) with Theory (pretend).
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*Question: What year did Religion (faith) allow Science (theory) to take over the Space ENTERPRISE?*
Most of this YouTube about Utqiagvik was interesting and informative. Whether you've been there or not, I think many respondents responded in ignorant ways about the town's existence/subsistence, I visited then Barrow a few years ago. Most impressive was attending their native presentation, and then touring the area with a native, Will, hearing about the REAL, dangerous whale hunts that still go on, as well as hunting whatever is available and how to find your way around in a snowstorm. I agree there should have been interviews with the residents. I was surprised that the town started its existence on depending on white owls as part of their food. Anyway, as for Utqiagvik, don't knock it until you've lived there or walked in their shoes. My story, "Barrow, Alaska, Top of The World Existence/Subsistence," is found at NaomiKShapiro.com (And I learned something about SquareSpace, which, too heavy handed commercial for a YouTube, I may look into it for my own postings).
+trezapoioiuy the fact that you are discussing climate change in about a 25 year period is quite dumb.
Climate change has to occur over a longer period in order for you to call it actually climate change.
That's just what the liberals like to do is push an agenda when in actuality there's no agenda to be pushed at all because there's no facts.
And if you think a 25-year period is enough time to make your conclusions then there's no arguing stupidity
You can discuss the causes behind it, wether human activity is a cause or not.
But you can't deny the fact itself when there are so many places in the world where you can actually see it with your own eyes. Don't you think a person who, like the one interviewed, lived his whole life there can tell if something changed? (Also their economy is completely dependent on oil, so I don't really see them pushing an anti-oil agenda, unless they just really want to leave the place).
I live near a glacier and the fact it's shrinking isn't something that can be argued, it's a fact just like the sky being blue. The cause can somehow be discussed, the fact itself is there to see.
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