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The Independent: Climate change threatens village in Alaska

As Andrew Buncombe reports in The Independent, the residents of the Alaskan village Kivalina are facing the prospect of forced displacement.

Climate change has been causing a decline in sea ice surrounding the island, which is removing the island’s much-needed protection against the ocean. Apart from the approximately 400 Kivalina residents whose home is threatened, many other communities in Alaska are facing the risk of displacement.

Buncombe notes that “Over the last 20 years or so, Alaska has emerged one of the places where the effects of climate change have been the most obvious and clearly on display. These include a reduction in sea ice, permafrost melting, roads buckling and forests being destroyed infestations of beetles because of a rise in temperatures.”

The full article can be accessed here.

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