June 24, 2009

First person accounts of climate change in Alaska

Here’s a personal story of how climate change is affecting three high school students in the rural fishing village of Kwigillingok, Alaska.

They have made a video slideshow of the climate impacts that they’re experiencing, many of which were documented in the US Climate Change Report.

The issue of melting permafrost is all the more clear with photos of houses collapsing. The problem of displacement of marine species affecting fisheries is made all the more real with their photos of abandoned fishing boats. These authentic voices are often missing from news stories on climate change.

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