Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Indigenous-Nenet-Woman-in-Yamal-Peninsula-27MZIFLQ6F8B.htmlConceptually similarIndigenous Nenets People in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VY0Completed★★★★Indigenous Nenet Woman in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VYLCompleted★★★★Collapsing Soil Aftermath in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VLKCompleted★★★★Permafrost Subsidence in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VKWCompleted★★★★Indigenous Nenets Children in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VLDCompleted★★★★Indigenous Nenet Man in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VLECompleted★★★★Collapsing Soil in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VLJCompleted★★★★Permafrost Subsidence in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VLCCompleted★★★★Indigenous Nenet Guide in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VLICompleted★★★★View AllGP01VK2Indigenous Nenet Woman in Yamal PeninsulaVela, one of the indigenous Nenets people who hosted a Greenpeace team traveling in Yamal Peninsula to document the effects of climate change. 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:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change-Climate change impacts-Eye contact-Faces-Happiness-Headshots-Herders-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Nenets-One person-Outdoors-Permafrost melt-Portraits-WomenShoot: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.