Topographic representation to instruct legal dialogue

Topographic representation to instruct legal dialogue 16 October 2013

Visualising the issues of climate displacement and indigenous rights in Arctic Alaska

The Modelling Kivalina project was developed by a multidisciplinary research collective called the Centre of the Earth. In July 2013 we travelled to Kivalina, a barrier island situated off the northwestern coast of Alaska, and home to four hundred Inupiaq people. The village is under threat due to shoreline erosion caused by the effects of climate change. While Kivalina is one of the first cases of potential climate displacement in the United States, governmental agencies are failing to address this crisis, and thus the community is now seeking alternatives to develop new strategies of negotiation for a safe, self-­‚Äźdetermined and sustainable future.

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