Based on the observations of the community members interviewed, seasonal weather patterns in the last 15-20 years have changed quite noticeably. The most common trends observed for all seasons has been a general warming, especially in winter, and the weather in all seasons has become increasingly unpredictable.
The warming trend being observed and experienced by our community is causing environmental changes that are impacting the plants and animals, as well as our community, that are a part of the ecosystem and our culture. Table 1 lists the observations and impacts associated with changes in seasonal weather patterns. Many of the observations and impacts in Table 1 overlap with the other themes, as it is the changes in the seasonal weather patterns that are causing many of the changes to the environment and our community.