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Author:  Wayne Stollings [ Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:42 am ]
Post subject:  Alaskan village to abandon island due to global warming

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/18/us/alaska ... gn=partner

(CNN)The Alaskan village of Shishmaref voted this week to surrender to global warming and move its ancestral home.

The Tuesday vote was close. Eighty-nine people voted to move Shishmaref to the Alaska mainland while 78 voted to stay and fight the rising tide, said Donna Barr, secretary of the Shishmaref Council.

Nearly all the 169 registered voters showed up to the village meeting to vote, she said. The vote was important, perhaps more in symbolism than substance, because while the move isn't imminent, when it happens, both the financial and emotional cost will be great.

Their people have been there a long time. And leaving means giving up a way of life.

"Our community on this island has seen artifacts about 500 years old," Barr said.

Now they have to decide how to pay for the escape. It is a buck they plan to pass.

"About 15 years ago, they estimated the cost at $180 million, but I would figure it's much higher now," Barr said. "We don't see the move happening in our lifetime because of the funding."

In the end, all that might leave is the people.

Author:  sushilydv [ Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Alaskan village to abandon island due to global warming

......
Industrial society is committing mass suicide after mass murder on earth........Industrial man has decimated millions of species........Humans are next on the list.........Human collapse will come with lightning speed now.

If one part of the world becomes unhabitable you can move to another part.........Where will you move when the entire planet becomes unhabitable???

These are the last few years for human species on earth.........Within the next few years, humans are either going to get decimated or wiped out.

Author:  Johhny Electriglide [ Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Alaskan village to abandon island due to global warming

Well, you might get three more years of life by moving to southern Argentina. 2028 will be 18*F hotter than today, so underground living will be the norm, for the survivors, until they run out of supplies. 8-[

Author:  Zoey141 [ Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Alaskan village to abandon island due to global warming

This is so sad, but not surprising. I think this is just the beginning and there is more to come, unless we wake up and do something about global warming. Each of us have to make a mental not of this - reduce, reuse, recycle - the three mantras of going green. We have to start implement ideas that will help create a better tomorrow. The sooner we do this, the better.

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