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Friday, September 24, 2021

Alaskan village votes ‘yes’ to multi million dollar move as their 500 year old ancestral home falls into sea due to global warming-media-3

An Alaskan village that is falling into the sea due to coastal erosion caused by climate change has voted to abandon its ancestral home and relocate the entire community to safer ground.
Unofficial ballot returns show a majority of voters want to leave remote Shishmaref, where the lack of sea ice in the winter is making it harder to hunt, fish and gather food, and threatening centuries-old traditions.
Accessible only by plane, the Inupiat Eskimo village, on a tiny island just north of the Bering Strait, has been inhabited for 400 years, but could become a ghost town as a result of global warming.

Alaskan village votes ‘yes’ to multi million dollar move as their 500 year old ancestral home falls into sea due to global warming-media-2
Alaskan village votes ‘yes’ to multi million dollar move as their 500 year old ancestral home falls into sea due to global warming-media-4
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