A Wrenching Choice for Alaska Towns in the Path of Climate Change

Type: 
Literature
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Publication: 
Goode, Erica. A Wrenching Choice for Alaska Towns in the Path of Climate Change. NY Times. 2016.
Year Published: 
2016
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Organization: 
NY Times
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In the dream, a storm came and Betsy Bekoalok watched the river rise on one side of the village and the ocean on the other, the water swallowing up the brightly colored houses, the fishing boats and the four-wheelers, the school and the clinic. The Inupiat people who for centuries have hunted and fished on Alaska’s western coast believe that some dreams are portents of things to come. But here in Shaktoolik, one need not be a prophet to predict flooding, especially during the fall storms.

Category: 
climate change, seal level, flood, precipitation, migration, relocation, climate refugee