Warming temperatures and the loss of sea ice are already posing major challenges for Arctic residents, as migration patterns of subsistence food sources change and coastal erosion threatens to wash villages such as Shishmaref, Alaska
into the ocean.
Preliminary evaluation of coastal geomorphology and geohazards on 'Kigiqtam Iglua,' an island northeast of Shishmaref, Alaska
. Fairbanks: Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys.
One such community is Shishmaref, Alaska
, where residents voted in August to relocate due to an eroding shoreline.
Fierce Climate, Sacred Ground: An Ethnography of Climate Change in Shishmaref, Alaska
MELTING PERMAFROST: The ground gives way under a house in Shishmaref, Alaska
Cartographers are also keeping a close eye on the village of Shishmaref, Alaska
, where the sea is creeping inland by up to three metres a year.
I'm in Shishmaref, Alaska
, about twenty miles south of the Arctic Circle, which, by definition, is where the sun never rises above the horizon during solstice.
FIERCE CLIMATE, SACRED GROUND: AN ETHNOGRAPHY OF CHANGE IN SHISHMAREF, ALASKA
. By ELIZABETH MARINO.
Because of warming weather, sea ice no longer protects the coastal town of Shishmaref, Alaska, from battering winter storms.
* Shishmaref, Alaska, lies on a barrier island called Sarichef Island.
Inupiat naming and community history: The Tapqaq and Saniniq coasts near Shishmaref, Alaska
. Professional Geographer 49(4):466-480.
Residents of the island village of Shishmaref, Alaska
, know firsthand.