An Alaskan Community Has Voted To Move Because Of Climate Change
Residents of Shishmaref, Alaska, voted to relocate because they have faced flooding and coastal erosion.By Ryan Biek | August 18, 2016
An island city on the edge of Alaska has voted to move due to the effects of global warming.
The vote in Shishmaref was close on Tuesday. On the one hand, members of the same tribe of Inuit people have reportedly lived on the island for 500 years. But it's become increasingly hard to live there — warmer water has eroded much of the island, and thinning ice has made fishing and hunting more dangerous.