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Houses collapsing due to coastal erosion

The situation in Shishmaref is not helped by the fact that in addition to the encroaching ocean swells, the melting of Permafrost (the frozen layer of earth and rock that exists in perennial cold climates) destabilizes the shoreline and makes the earth still more vulnerable to erosion.

Year: 2010

From album: Climate change and Shishmaref, Alaska

Photographer: Lawrence Hislop

Tags: Alaska

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