This could be 'anyone's house', and so the image connects a global impact of climate change with an issue that everyone identifies with (the need for a safe and secure home), which our research suggests is important.
WHAT IT SHOWS: One of the 18 houses in Shishmaref which has sank into the sea. October storms have become more frequent and violent due the rise of the temperature in the Artic. In the past the ice would protect the island against the waves which nowadays eat away Shishmaref 6-15 meters per year. These days there is no ice until the end of December.The village of Shishmaref, along with hundreds of other Alaskan Native villages, is suffering from the serious consequences of climate change. Rising temperatures have resulted in a reduction in sea ice. The permafrost that the village is built on has also begun to melt, making the shore vulnerable to erosion.