Water will erase Newtok, Alaska. To escape rising sea levels and coastal erosion, the people of Newtok must move their village, risking the loss of traditional knowledge, language and cultural bonds.
What the people of Newtok are facing is not unique. Globally, an estimated 1.4 billion people may have to relocate due to rising seas by 2060. Frontline communities such as Newtok often face more severe social, economic and public health impacts from the effects of climate change and the failure of wealthier nations to act. Climate justice acknowledges this inequity and strives to right it. By working together for climate justice, we are also helping to solve the climate crisis.