My friend Scott Shulman, a veteran cameraman with ABC News, just pointed me to a story he shot for the network in a small village very close to the Arctic Circle in Alaska.
This village, Shishmaref, is populated mostly by indigenous people -- about 140 houses with about 600 residents. The whole community is literally slipping into the sea, because the climate there has been gradually warming over a period of years. Some residents have already been forced to move. Here's a link to a photo slideshow, and here's the video link to the segment as it aired on ABC TV.
Update: I just spotted another interesting climate-related piece Scott shot (damn, say that 10 times fast!) -- Video Link to "Water War: How will Las Vegas' building boom stay hydrated?"
Reader comment: Lou says,
I live in Alaska and our Governor's official response to a recent proposal to list polar bears as threatened is, "global warming science is inconclusive." This is despite that Shishmaref is vanishing. Link (Username and password to access article is "juneauempire".)
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