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Uploaded on Monday 14 Dec 2009 by Lawrence Hislop

Abandoned home near the coast of Shishmaref

Year: 2010 Taken by: Lawrence Hislop
The town's homes, water system and infrastructure in Shishmaref are being destroyed by a rising tide, to the point where homes are being abandoned as they literally fall into the ocean. Residents can do nothing to stop the water as it approaches their homes.
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