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Media Type: News / Op - Ed
Date of Publication: December 14, 2014
Year of Publication: 2014
Publisher: TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.
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.