22 Dec 2023

In the Alaskan fishing village already vanishing due to climate crisis

Remote villages in western Alaska are locked in a desperate battle to protect their land against the ravages of climate change, as rising sea levels erode their land, forcing some villages to evacuate.

One of the worst affected areas is Shishmaref, a fishing village off the Alaskan mainland, just beneath the Arctic Circle – which has seen its coast fall into the sea at an alarming rate, prompting fears the village could vanish in ten years.

Our Washington correspondent Siobhan Kennedy reports on the struggle facing communities who stand to lose their land and their livelihoods.

A warning – this report – produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center – contains some graphic images of hunting.

Filmed by Michael Downey.