Kate Sheppard writes at the Huff Post about the destruction of Shishmaref
Eight years ago the bunnies read about how this Alaskan village on the shores of the Chukchi Sea is being devoured by climate change. Indeed, in 2007 the AAAS even made a video about how it was the canary in the coal mine, a precursor to the fate of nations and this was featured at their annual meeting
As early as 2002, it was clear that the village was doomed and plans were drawn up to move to the mainland, but alas, the plans required money, and as Kate Sheppard writes, they required a site that was also not subject to climate change
Within a couple of years, however, the plan to move to Tin Creek fell apart. Subsequent feasibility studies revealed problems with the site. It too sits on permafrost -- which, in a melting Arctic, likely means that its days as a suitable location are also numbered. The town had to select a different location.and the plan also required a couple of hundred million dollars, for a small village, with a small population, in the middle of nowhere.
So, Eli has a question. How can our civilization adapt to climate change if we cannot even save a small village?