Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Indigenous-Nenet-Child-in-Yamal-Peninsula-27MZIFLQ6RLK.htmlConceptually similarIndigenous Nenet People in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VZPCompleted★★★★★★★Indigenous Nenet Family in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VKOCompleted★★★★Nenet Camp in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VK7Completed★★★★Nenet Camp in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VK8Completed★★★★Indigenous Nenet Child in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VKECompleted★★★★Indigenous Nenet Woman in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VYJCompleted★★★★Indigenous Nenet Family in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VLFCompleted★★★★Nenet Woman Makes Clothes in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VKQCompleted★★★★Indigenous Nenet Tribe Camp in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VKICompleted★★★★View AllGP01VK0Indigenous Nenet Child in Yamal PeninsulaA child next to a tepee in a tribe of indigenous Nenets people met by a Greenpeace team during an expedition to document the effects of climate change in the Yamal Peninsula. The region is under heavy threat from global warming as temperatures increase and Russia’s ancient permafrost melts.Locations:Russia-Siberia-Yamal PeninsulaDate:25 Jul, 2009Credit:© Will Rose / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3882px X 2588pxRestrictions:No FundraisingKeywords:Children-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change-Climate change impacts-Clouds-Copy space-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Nenets-Outdoors-Permafrost melt-Primary school age (5-9)-Settlements-Silhouettes-Sun-SunsetsShoot:Climate Voices from RussiaThe Yamal peninsula, a remote region of north-west Siberia, is under serious threat from climate change as Russia’s ancient permafrost melts. It is one of the world's last great wildernesses and home for the indigenous Nenets people where they have herded their reindeer for 1000 years. Traditionally the Nenets travel across the frozen Ob river in November and set up camp in the southern forests. These days this annual winter pilgrimage is delayed. Herders say that the peninsula's weather is increasingly unpredictable, with unseasonal snowstorms in May, and milder longer autumns. In winter temperatures used to go down to -50C, now they are typically -30C. The snow is melting sooner, quicker and faster than before. Scientists are extremely concerned that if the global temperatures continues to climb, millions of tonnes of methane locked in the permafrost will be released. A ticking time bomb, a tipping point that will accelerate climate change to irreversible levels.