You may not have been aware that the President this week took a trip to the border and confronted heat on-  “Climigration”.  I’m speaking of the far west border of Alaska against the Pacific Ocean at the little eskimo village of Kivalina.  Due to storm surges and permafrost shores deteriorating away, the village had been marked in a Government Accounting Office report to congress a dozen years or so ago for relocation; climate related, the word climigration was coined to describe such movements. A thick description, albeit a couple years old now, can be found at: http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/05/alaskan-villages-try-climigration-in-the-face-of-climate-change/.

Advertisements