When we think of refugees, we often think of people displaced from their homes because of war or unstable governments.
But, another refugee is starting to emerge: climate change refugees. Unfortunately, this doesn’t make it on the front page of major news outlets.
The small indigenous village of Kivalina is experiencing the devastating effects from climate change. This village sits on the western coast of Alaska away from big cities, coal plants and factories, but it is estimated that in less than a decade this island will disappear.
Although this is a remote village, the same can occur to some of the big cities like Miami and Beijing as the ocean levels keep rising.