5 March 2021
#AntarcticLog: Sanna’s Reindeer
Posted by Shane Hanlon
#AntarcticLog is a series of comics by Karen Romano Young. You can find the originals here.
Continuing on last week’s theme of Canaries in the Coalmine: an extended, four-frame #AntarcticLog called Sanna’s Reindeer.
Sanna Vannar is the president of Sáminuorro, the Swedish Association of Young Saami. The Saami people span four nations: Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Russia. Sanna’s family have been reindeer herders for generations, which puts them in a unique position to evaluate the reindeer’s response to the changing northern climate. I’ll let the comic tell the story:
This local AND international story incorporates two of the key themes of #AntarcticLog — youth activism, which has such a large impact on understanding of climate change, and the specific stories of animals and their situations.
–Karen Romano Young is a writer, artist, deep-sea diver, and polar explorer. Follow her on Twitter & Instagram.