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An Alaskan Town is Sinking from Rising Sea Levels
By Joanna Lentini, October 27, 2017 @ 05:00 PM (EST)
Source: Dateline Shorts


In the early 2000s, slight changes to the icy landscape surrounding the town of Kivalina, in remote northeastern Alaska began to present themselves. Over the last 15 years, sea levels have continued to rise and coastal erosion has taken hold. 

Apparently, the ice, which locals rely on to hunt, is not as thick as it once was, which makes the reality for the 374 locals quite capricious. Assistance from the government to relocate the town was requested, but not answered. 

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