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|Climate change and Shishmaref, Alaska|
The effect of global climate change upon Shishmaref is sometimes seen as the most dramatic in the world. Rising temperatures have resulted in a reduction in the sea ice which serves to buffer Shishmaref from storm surges and Shishmaref is facing potential evacuation as the island vanishes into the sea.