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Kivalina, the first American village to fall victim to climate change

Kivalina sits on a narrow strip of land along Alaska’s west coast. And its villagers could soon become America’s first climate change refugees…

01/03/2020 8:01 AM
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  • Rick G.
    05/25/2020 21:32

    More political FAKE NEWS Read. the word “May”.

  • Marty L.
    05/25/2020 13:43

    would cost up to one million $$$$ per person to relocate?

  • Porter M.
    05/25/2020 04:56

    Lived in Togiak for years. Been that same way for years. I call bullshit.

  • Mike S.
    05/24/2020 10:01

    No one in any position of any power to make change cares. Govs across the world, especially those on the right and led by authoritarians are all in the take from oil interests. It’s all about $$$ not lives.

  • Kevin O.
    05/24/2020 04:29

    or it coud just be erosion?

  • Rebecca B.
    05/23/2020 16:45

    Sad so we wait for it to submerge wow

  • Raymond E.
    05/23/2020 16:39

    Smith Island, Maryland I'm afraid not far behind.

  • Karel K.
    05/23/2020 16:15

    Bu bu bu

  • Isaac T.
    05/23/2020 14:51

    Alaska is a red state.

  • Andrew G.
    05/23/2020 10:21

    Lets hope this adds to the wake up call this the US needs to do something.

  • Lynette F.
    05/23/2020 04:11

    BIULD A WALL..

  • Mark P.
    05/23/2020 02:39

    Gee! I think I will live on a piece of land just feet above sea level! Dah! We call it Natural Selection! Stupid!

  • Tom M.
    05/23/2020 00:09

    Not happening in 30 years

  • Diana N.
    05/22/2020 23:35

    A beautiful story. A spunky little community, SUIng the big fossil-fuel companies for causing the global warming that was eating their island! I have only one criticism: why do Four Hundred people need Four Hundred Million to relocate? Alright, a good contractor can blow 400 million on... brand new water system, sewage, roads, bridges, buildings, and perhaps some new means of generating income... Or they could split up among several already viable communities that could accept some new houses & people.

  • Wendy L.
    05/22/2020 17:23

    what we were discussing the other day.

  • Dan R.
    02/08/2020 04:48

    As the permafrost continues to defrost it emits CO2 trapped for centuries

  • Rafael M.
    02/07/2020 18:11

    People who make their homes right along the sea shore just above sea level are on borrowed time and that's not a new thing ... oceans do what they do... erosion never stops... and never will... storms and storm surge given time will destroy them...

  • Pat H.
    02/07/2020 17:17

    They are not the first. The first refugees are from a Louisiana island town, forget the name, but they're already sinking and it's almost entirely abandoned already.

  • Patrick L.
    02/07/2020 16:36

    If you go back far enough you will notice that landmasses have changed drastically with or without people. While I feel sorry for these people they may want to consider relocating because we....... cannot fix this.

  • Lynette H.
    01/04/2020 05:35

    I see boats, leave