When a major storm hit Shishmaref, Alaska in 2005, the town became a poster child for climate change in the Arctic. Dramatic pictures of houses falling into the sea showed up in news outlets around the world. But the story here starts way before that storm.
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.
At the end of this episode, the Shishmaref church choir sings “Invisible Hands” by Hank Snow. The lyrics and original recording can be found here.