In Ilulissat, Greenland, fast climate changes are altering a way of life — for better and worse

Nov 25, 2022
As icebergs melt, fishing with sled dogs on sturdy winter glaciers is no longer safe. But the retreating ice also means bigger catches of fish.
The town of Ilulissat, meaning "iceberg" in Greenlandic, overlooks Disko Bay.
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Flood risk increases for U.S. properties as sea levels continue to rise

Aug 25, 2020
Unmitigated climate change could shave more than 10% off U.S. annual GDP by the end of the century.
Part of a glacier melting into the sea on Greenland's southeast shore, contributing to the Earth's rising oceans.
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Island nations prepare for a looming future without land

Nov 14, 2017
Kiribati has been identified as the first country that will disappear as a result of climate change.
Tarawa atoll, capital of the archipelago nation of Kiribati, in 2001. The islands are expected to be mostly submerged within 100 years.
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