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Above the Arctic Circle, climate change closes in on the remote town of Barrow

The Arctic is warming, the ice is melting and a remote town of 4,000 will have to move before it washes out to sea.

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BARROW, ALASKA—Here in the northernmost municipality of the United States, 510 kilometres above the Arctic Circle, people are facing the idea that they may soon be among the world’s firstclimate-change refugees.

Warming air, melting permafrost and…

Source: Above the Arctic Circle, climate change closes in on the remote town of Barrow | Toronto Star

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