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Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees’

Obama administration warns of ‘climate refugees’ due to rapid Arctic warming

The marshy, tundra landscape surrounding Newtok, Alaska, a village threatened by the melting of permafrost.   Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

The marshy, tundra landscape surrounding Newtok, Alaska, a village threatened by the melting of permafrost.
Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

The Obama administration has warned the US will need to deal with a wave of “climate refugees” as the Arctic continues to warm, joining with the Canadian government to express alarm over how climate change is affecting indigenous communities. Sally Jewell, US secretary of the interior, painted a stark picture of communities relocating and lives disrupted in her first official visit to Canada. The Arctic, which is warming at twice the rate of the global average, has just recorded its lowest recorded peak ice extent after what’s been called a “warm, crazy winter”…

 

Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees’

By CORAL DAVENPORT and CAMPBELL ROBERTSON

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