"Nora Iyatunguk washed her son, Gilford, in the women's section of the Washeteria in Shishmaref, Alaska. The Washeteria is the only place for residents of Shishmaref — an Inupiat village situated on a narrow barrier island — to take showers and wash their clothes. A bucket of hot water for this purpose costs $2. This #nytweekender, we're sharing images by the photographer @nimataradjiphoto that show what life is like in Sishmaref, where rising tides are forcing villagers to think about how, and when, they will relocate. While frozen ice used to form natural barriers that protected Shishmaref's shores from powerful storm surges, rising tides now threaten the remainder of an eroded coastline. For @nimataradjiphoto, the project is about the people. "I wanted to show the people who are actually impacted by #climatechange," he said. Visit the link in our profile to see more photos on the #LensBlog." By nytimes on Instagram.
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