05 July 2006
Global Warming! Temperatures in Alaska have risen three-to-four times faster than the rest of the globe over the last 50 years. The people of Shishmaref have been called the first American refugees from global warming. Chronic erosion and flooding driven by climate change is making this remote Alaska village uninhabitable. In Moving the Village, the Inupiaq Eskimo community of Shishmaref wants to pick up their village, and put it down somewhere safe. This piece has amazing natural sound and does a great job of examining all of the issues involved in moving Shishmaref.
Posted by Ahndi Fridell at 11:38