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“Washed Away”
Ashley Cooper
Shishmaref, Alaska
Publication: Rio Conventions Calendar

For the Inuit residents of Shishmaref, a tiny island between Alaska and Siberia, climate change is a multifaceted problem.

Firstly, sea ice that used to envelop the island around late September is now forming only in December. This leaves the island vulnerable to storms

Secondly, the animals they rely on as part of their subsistence are becoming harder to find, as they migrate further north, away from the island.

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