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Climate change: Alaskan village tries to preserve its culture

Homes in Shishmaref, a village in Alaska, have been sliding into the water due to erosion attributed to climate change. Credit: Gary Braasch

The idea that climate change is a political issue or a matter of debate makes no sense, said Thomas Richter, pastor of Shishmaref Lutheran, the only congregation in the Alaskan village. “This is not a question that my people struggle with,” Richter said. “We are too busy wondering how we can eat, what we can […]

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