Remote Alaskan town is the canary in the US climate change coal mine

Inhabit: The town of Shishmaref, Alaska lies on an island 30 miles south of the Arctic Circle and next to the Chukchi Sea. Its residents, Native Alaskan Inupiaq people, can really see Russia from their house! However, the rapidly changing climate, which is changing faster in Alaska than anywhere else in the nation, is keeping the Chukchi Sea from freezing as early as it used to – leaving the shoreline exposed to fall and winter storms. It`s also melting the permafrost upon which the town`s nearly 600 residents......

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