Not that it’s surprising that many commenting above clearly did not take the time to read the article referenced in the post, but still…
As an Alaskan, and one who works directly for and with those who call these remote villages above the arctic circle home, it really is stunning to see the changes happen right before your eyes.
As to the comments regarding sea-level rise, and the like, this village is often in the local news here, and as mentioned in TFA, its relocation is based on the melting of permafrost causing instability in the ground the village is built upon, leading to rapid erosion by the adjacent river (with accompanying increased flows, due to aforementioned permafrost melting).
Those of us that call the 49th state home are living with climate change now. I hesitate to broach the tender subject of politics and the oil industry, but will mention that all of us up here in the last frontier are keenly aware of not just the changes we see in the climate, but of our reliance upon the industry that fuels the drivers of that change.
It would be nice if the reality was as tangible for those living in the lower 48. Perhaps then there would be more frank discussion of how we can work to address the myriad of issues facing us, not just up here in the melting north, but across the planet.