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CLIMATE REFUGEES: How Shorelines Change in a Warming World

Click to see the dramatic effects of erosion in Newtok, Alaska, as well as the projected impact of flooding in New York City as a result of climate change.

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Sources: Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Alaska: “Bank erosion of the Ninglick River with erosion projects,” October 2007; Government Accountability Office: “Alaska native villages: Limited progress has been made on relocating villages threatened by flooding and erosion,” June 2009; U.S. Global Climate Change Research Program: “Global climate change impacts in the United States.”

Graphic by Jenn Hueting.

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