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Climate change threatens to destroy Alaskan village within four years

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Arctic sea ice by NOAA
Arctic sea ice by NOAA

The Guardian this week published a fascinating in-depth report on the village of Newtok — a remote Alaskan community that, because of climate change, will likely be underwater within the next few years. Experts say it could be just four years before rising sea levels swallow Newtok, and although the community has already agreed to relocate to higher ground, a shortage of money and resources has precluded them from taking action. Meanwhile, erratic climate and weather patterns have convinced locals of the threat that global warming poses. "It's changing a lot," Newtok resident Nathan Tom said. "It's real, global warming, it's real."