The curator of an exhibition at the British Museum has said people should listen to the concerns of the Arctic communities about the impact of climate change.
Amber Lincoln said it was "really important" to preserve the history of the Arctic's indigenous people and added living conditions in the Arctic have changed considerably over recent decades.
"It has been changed over the 30,000 years that people have lived there, but what we are experiencing now is different.
"It is human caused and it is happening so quickly."
Ms Lincoln added: "I think people need to listen to local people, indigenous Arctic people as they give their perspective and their stories about how they are responding to these changes now, because they are the best stewards of their land."
The exhibition, Arctic: Culture And Climate, aims to "get rid of the divide between Arctic communities and London".
At the beginning of the exhibition, a video shows how much the Arctic has shrunk in recent years, as well as a projection of how much of the ice will melt over the next few decades.
A number of displays focus on the resourcefulness of Arctic communities and their ability to get food, tools and clothing from their sparse surroundings.
It opens later this month.