A dispatch from Shishmaref, Alaska, a village of about 600 on Sarichef Island just south of the Arctic Circle where climate change is forcing villagers to confront the very serious prospect of relocation. It’s one of 30 Alaska villages immediately threatened by erosion and flooding linked to Climate Change, according to a 2009 government report.
“This island is done,” said one resident. “Climate Change refugees are what we’re going to become in the next few decades.”
Runtime 6min18sec. Originally aired on 29 March 2017. Related report.