The move is estimated to cost $180 million. Dozens of other Alaskan villages are also threatened by rising sea levels.
The residents of Shishmaref, Alaska voted to leave their ancestral home and relocate to safer ground as climate change-driven sea level rise threatens to flood the village. The move is estimated to cost $180 million.
The remote island is experiencing rapid coastal erosion as sea levels rise and permafrost thaws. More than 600 Inuit residents are at risk. Thirty other Alaskan villages face similar threats.