"Facing Catastrophic Climate Change, They Still Can’t Quit Big Oil"

"NUIQSUT, Alaska — The varnished wooden cross stands amid a cluster of grave markers tilted at odd angles in the cemetery, because the ground beneath them is sinking. Rising temperatures are thawing the once-frozen earth, forming pools of water that run through the graveyard.

In late May, Martha Itta buried her 89-year-old grandmother here. Before the ceremony even began, a young villager had to siphon off water that had crept into the grave.

Not even the dead are immune from climate change."

Juliet Eilperin reports for the Washington Post, with photos by Bonnie Jo Mount and graphics by John Muyskens, December 13, 2019.

Source: Washington Post, 12/16/2019