>>IT’S CHANGING LIFE FOR MUSHERS AND THEIR SLED DOGS. MUSHERS AND THEIR SLED DOGS. KEVIN TIBBLES WENT TO NORWAY TO KEVIN TIBBLES WENT TO NORWAY TO SEE FIRSTHAND HOW THEIR LIFE IS SEE FIRSTHAND HOW THEIR LIFE IS BEING DRAMATICALLY AFFECTED. BEING DRAMATICALLY AFFECTED.>>Reporter: JUST 600 MILES FROM>>Reporter: JUST 600 MILES FROM THE NORTH POLE AND THESE HUSKIES THE NORTH POLE AND THESE HUSKIES ARE RARING TO GO. ARE RARING TO GO.>>THESE TWO ARE GOING OVER.>>THESE TWO ARE GOING OVER.>>Reporter: WE’RE HERE ON THE>>Reporter: WE’RE HERE ON THE NORWEGIAN ARCHIPELAGO OF SP NORWEGIAN ARCHIPELAGO OF SP SPARBURG. SPARBURG. PEOPLE LIVE SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH PEOPLE LIVE SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH SLED DOGS, REINDEER AND THE SLED DOGS, REINDEER AND THE OCCASIONAL POLAR BEAR. OCCASIONAL POLAR BEAR. THEY ARE PREPARING FOR WINTER THEY ARE PREPARING FOR WINTER AND THE DAYS OF DARKNESS. AND THE DAYS OF DARKNESS. HOW MANY DOGS DO YOU HAVE? HOW MANY DOGS DO YOU HAVE?>>114.>>114.>>Reporter: SLED DOG OPERATORS>>Reporter: SLED DOG OPERATORS ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR JOB ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR JOB AND THEIR ARCTIC CULTURE. AND THEIR ARCTIC CULTURE.>>YOU GO INTO NATURE WITH THESE>>YOU GO INTO NATURE WITH THESE GUYS AND IT’S JUST QUIET. GUYS AND IT’S JUST QUIET. THE ONLY THING YOU CAN HEAR ARE THE ONLY THING YOU CAN HEAR ARE FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW AND SKIS FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW AND SKIS OF THE SLED. OF THE SLED. IT’S COMPLETELY SILENT. IT’S COMPLETELY SILENT.>>Reporter: HE IS ALSO AWARE>>Reporter: HE IS ALSO AWARE THAT HIS WORLD IS WARMING. THAT HIS WORLD IS WARMING. WINTER COMES LATER AND LEAVES WINTER COMES LATER AND LEAVES EARLIER EACH YEAR. EARLIER EACH YEAR. AND THAT MEANS, INSTEAD OF USING AND THAT MEANS, INSTEAD OF USING A SLED AND RUNNING IN THE SNOW, A SLED AND RUNNING IN THE SNOW, THE DOGS, SIX TO A TEAM, ARE THE DOGS, SIX TO A TEAM, ARE HOOKED UP TO A FOUR-WHEELED HOOKED UP TO A FOUR-WHEELED WAGON FOR A TOUR OF THE TUNDRA. WAGON FOR A TOUR OF THE TUNDRA. EVEN THE OLD TRADITION OF DOG EVEN THE OLD TRADITION OF DOG SLEDDING IS JEOPARDIZED BY SLEDDING IS JEOPARDIZED BY CLIMBED CHANGE. CLIMBED CHANGE. WHILE THE DOGS SEEMED HAPPY TO WHILE THE DOGS SEEMED HAPPY TO PULL ANYTHING, OTHERS IN THIS PULL ANYTHING, OTHERS IN THIS ISOLATED NORTHERN CORNER NOTE ISOLATED NORTHERN CORNER NOTE THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING AND THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING AND WORRY. WORRY. STEVE HAILS FROM PHILADELPHIA. STEVE HAILS FROM PHILADELPHIA. HE NOW STUDIES WEATHER PATTERNS HE NOW STUDIES WEATHER PATTERNS IN THE ARCTIC. IN THE ARCTIC. IS THAT CAUSE FOR ALARM IN YOUR IS THAT CAUSE FOR ALARM IN YOUR VIEW? VIEW?>>YEAH.>>YEAH. IT’S A PICTURE OF WHAT’S COMING. IT’S A PICTURE OF WHAT’S COMING. THINGS ARE HAPPENING FASTER THINGS ARE HAPPENING FASTER HERE. HERE. BUT WE’RE SEEING WHAT’S BUT WE’RE SEEING WHAT’S HAPPENING. HAPPENING. AND THE REST OF THE WORLD WILL AND THE REST OF THE WORLD WILL CATCH UP. CATCH UP.>>Reporter: AND THE PEOPLE HERE>>Reporter: AND THE PEOPLE HERE HAVE A WARNING FOR THE REST OF HAVE A WARNING FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD. THE WORLD. DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE A LITTLE DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE A LITTLE BIT OF A CANARY IN A COAL MINE BIT OF A CANARY IN A COAL MINE HERE? HERE?>>IN A WAY, BECAUSE WE’LL GET>>IN A WAY, BECAUSE WE’LL GET THE STRONGEST IMPACT FROM IT. THE STRONGEST IMPACT FROM IT. AND IT’S ALREADY HAPPENING. AND IT’S ALREADY HAPPENING. AND WE’RE TRYING TO MAKE THE AND WE’RE TRYING TO MAKE THE WORLD AWARE OF THIS. WORLD AWARE OF THIS.>>>>>>Reporter: FOR CENTURIES, THE>>Reporter: FOR CENTURIES, THE DOG SLED REPRESENTED THE ONLY DOG SLED REPRESENTED THE ONLY WAY PEOPLE COULD TRAVEL HERE. WAY PEOPLE COULD TRAVEL HERE. THE ONLY WAY TO REACH THE THE ONLY WAY TO REACH THE OUTSIDE WORLD. OUTSIDE WORLD.>>THAT WILL BE HARD IF THE SNOW>>THAT WILL BE HARD IF THE SNOW DISAPPEARS. DISAPPEARS.>>Reporter: TODAY, THEY FEAR>>Reporter: TODAY, THEY FEAR CLIMATE CHANGE CAUSED IN PART BY CLIMATE CHANGE CAUSED IN PART BY THE OUTSIDE WORLD, WILL CHANGE THE OUTSIDE WORLD, WILL CHANGE THE WAY THEY LIVE FOREVER. THE WAY THEY LIVE FOREVER. FOR “TODAY,” KEVIN TIBBLES, NBC FOR “TODAY,” KEVIN TIBBLES, NBC NEWS, SMALLBARD, NORWAY. NEWS, SMALLBARD, NORWAY.>>WE WERE THERE IN THE SPRING.>>WE WERE THERE IN THE SPRING. IT WAS ACTUAL WINTER. IT WAS ACTUAL WINTER. THERE WERE CERTAIN PLACES YOU THERE WERE CERTAIN PLACES YOU COULD ONLY GET TO WITH COULD ONLY GET TO WITH SNOWMOBILES. SNOWMOBILES. AND I’M WONDERING IF THAT SNOW AND I’M WONDERING IF THAT SNOW ISN’T THERE, HOW YOU GET FROM ISN’T THERE, HOW YOU GET FROM PLACE-TO-PLACE. PLACE-TO-PLACE.>>THE MOUNTAINS HAVE WHITE>>THE MOUNTAINS HAVE WHITE CAPS. CAPS. BUT YOU CAN IMAGINE, THEY WOULD BUT YOU CAN IMAGINE, THEY WOULD TRADITIONALLY BE COVERED IN SNOW TRADITIONALLY BE COVERED IN SNOW YEAR-ROUND. YEAR-ROUND.>>I’M SO HAPPY WE’RE DOING THIS>>I’M SO HAPPY WE’RE DOING THIS STORY. STORY. THERE’S SO MANY OF US THAT HAD THERE’S SO MANY OF US THAT HAD NO IDEA. NO IDEA.>>NOT AWARE HOW THEY’RE

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  • September 14, 2019 at 3:50 pm
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  • September 14, 2019 at 3:54 pm
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    Why don't I see any immigrants……

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  • September 14, 2019 at 3:55 pm
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    Wow..am grateful to be in miami Florida..lol..even though we have hurricanes and storms

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  • September 14, 2019 at 3:56 pm
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    Climate is natural the way is being said is here to stay no one can change it..but we the people can make it better

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  • September 14, 2019 at 3:58 pm
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    The only one who cares is oscasio Cortez

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  • September 14, 2019 at 4:26 pm
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    I'm not sure how to get to the other side. It's just ground, what will I do without the snow 🙂

    I know it's serious, but come one with this we can get around without snow. The whole world manages just fine.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 4:27 pm
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    tRUMP: "Make America Venus Again!"…and the rest of the planet, too.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 4:35 pm
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    Sure…what ever. Let me see you go there in the winter

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  • September 14, 2019 at 5:42 pm
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    Well put pressure on China, India, Venezuela, North/South Korea to stop polluting the air, water and ground with extreme levels of poison CO2 and other heavy metals !!!

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  • September 14, 2019 at 7:20 pm
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    Where is the snow

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  • September 14, 2019 at 8:50 pm
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    You guys have a terrible world view.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 2:07 am
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    Climate change is a hoax.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 10:00 am
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    It's called summer

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  • September 15, 2019 at 1:37 pm
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    My God how can life go on without snow for sled dogs?

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