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As water levels rise, an Alaska town flees to higher ground

Clip: 11/27/2019 | 7m 38s Video has closed captioning.

Rising sea levels will threaten three times more people in the next 30 years than previously thought, according to the latest scientific estimates. Among the hundreds of millions of people worldwide facing the threat are the 400 residents of Newtok, Alaska. Rising river and eroding land is pushing the entire community to relocate, despite emotional and logistical hurdles. Stephanie Sy reports.

Aired: 11/27/19

Rating: NR

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