Alaska Diaries: To Stay in Shishmaref
Photographer Vlad Sokhin is working in Alaska, where he documents the effects of global warming. Bird In Flight publishes his diary once a week. Vlad has already celebrated US Independence Day and visited the Spring Whaling Festival in Barrow, the northernmost city of Alaska, observed the life of the Iñupiat Eskimo people in Kivalina, a village that is badly affected by the rise in the sea level, and Newtok, a village that is relocating due to climate change. Today’s report is from Shishmaref, a village that the citizens don’t want to leave.