An Alaskan Village Prepares to Move As the Sea Encroaches

A small Alaskan village near the Arctic Circle has voted to pack up and move as its island slips into the sea due to climate change.

Despite the grim circumstances, the vote among villagers was close, with 89 supporting a move and 78 opposing it. The nearly even split speaks to the difficulty of severing ties with a place that has harbored family generations for overĀ four centuries, providing shelter, sustenance and comfort in a place reachable only by boat, plane and sometimes snowmobile

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