Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Local-People-on-Boat-in-Yamal-Peninsula-27MZIFLQD1PK.htmlConceptually similarPermafrost Melt Damage in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VMACompleted★★★★Nenet Sledges in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VJTCompleted★★★★Sunset in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VL0Completed★★★★★★Reindeer Horns Shrine in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VJRCompleted★★★★Reindeer Horns Shrine in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VJSCompleted★★★★Nenet Tepee in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VK1Completed★★★★Reindeer in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VX5Completed★★★★Reindeer in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VXBCompleted★★★★Reindeer in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VXECompleted★★★★View AllGP01VMBLocal People on Boat in Yamal PeninsulaPeople on a small boat in Yarsale, the last town at the edge of the wilderness of the Yamal Peninsula. The indigenous Nenets people come here to stock up on supplies twice a year, once in spring and once in autumn. The entire region is under heavy threat from global warming as temperatures increase and Russia’s ancient permafrost melts.Locations:Russia-Siberia-Yamal Peninsula-Yar-SaleDate:24 Jul, 2009Credit:© Will Rose / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Boats-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change-Climate change impacts-Evening-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Permafrost melt-Silhouettes-Sun-Sunsets-Three peopleShoot: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.