Nathan Weyiouanna's abandoned house at the west end of Shishmaref, Alaska, Dec. 8, 2006, sits on the beach after sliding off during a fall storm in 2005.

Alaskan Villagers May Become First ‘Climate Change Refugees’ As Town Swallowed By Rising Sea

“Once you see how vulnerable my community is to sea-level rise and erosion,” wrote a Shishmaref youth, “you won’t be able to deny that Arctic communities are already feeling the impacts of climate change.”