Episode 1

The water is wide

In Shishmaref, Alaska, no one’s asking if climate change is real. What they want to know is how bad it has to get before the world decides to act.


 
 

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THRESHOLD’S ARCTIC QUIZ

Test your knowledge about the Arctic with this short quiz.

Nick Mott’s Photos from Shishmaref

Threshold producer Nick Mott was with Amy in Shishmaref, and he made some beautiful photographs. Check them out above, and in this spread for Outside Online.

Alaska Shoreline Change Tool

This interactive tool allows users to see where Alaska’s shoreline has been in the past, and where it will be in the future.

 

The Big Picture

During the Cold War, the U.S. Army aired the documentary television program The Big Picture to showcase biographies of famous soldiers, weaponry and historical battles. The episode referenced in Threshold’s “The Water is Wide” is available to watch on YouTube.