Saturday, March 5, 2016

“Andrew Ningealook, 26, a lifelong resident of...



"Andrew Ningealook, 26, a lifelong resident of #Shishmaref, Alaska, broke the ice before dipping his fishing net underneath. Shishmaref, an Inupiat village situated on a narrow barrier island, was founded more than 400 years ago as a seasonal fishing settlement. Cold weather and natural ice barriers once protected the shore, but as Alaska's glaciers lose some 75 gigatons of ice each year, the municipal village is finding itself facing inundation from rising tides. In 2002, Sishmaref's 600 residents were so alarmed that they voted overwhelmingly in favor of relocation. Yet few have budged. This #nytweekender, we'll be sharing a series of photos by @nimataradjiphoto that illustrate how Sishmaref's residents are coping with #climatechange. Visit the link in our profile to see more of @nimataradjiphoto's work on the #LensBlog." By nytimes on Instagram.



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