Climate Change and Indigenous Alaskans

Journalist, Elizabeth Arnold, goes to the far reaches of Alaska to a village with one of the smallest carbon foot prints in the United States but feels the impacts of global warming most dramatically. Indigenous Alaskans are losing their town to coastal erosion.

Featured Guest(s): Seasoned journalist Elizabeth Arnold goes to Kivalina, Alaska to meet with indigenous people who are some of the country s smallest carbon contributors. Originally they were hunters who traveled seasonally but were forced by the government to settle in a town on an narrow Alaskan Island.

The townspeople explain and describe how they are some of the people first and most dramatically impacted by global climate change. Their town is now literally being washed away by coastal erosion as the sea rises – and with it what’s left of their way of life.

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