Climate Change Takes a Village

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Date of Publication: December 14, 2014

Year of Publication: 2014

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As The Planet Warms, A Remote Alaskan Town Shows Just How Unprepared We Are

Kate Sheppard reports from Shishmaref, Alaska, a remote island village that has been experiencing the effects of climate change first-hand.  In July of 2002 the community voted to relocate, but 12 years later it remains precariously positioned on a island being rapidly eroded by the sea.  The limited support Shishmaref is receiving for its relocation efforts serves as a warning of how unprepared federal and state agencies are to respond to climate change-related displacement.

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