: Elizabeth Kolbert
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. The Alaskan
village of Shishmaref
sits on an
island known as Sarichef, five miles off the coast of the Seward Peninsula.
Sarichef is a small island—no more than a quarter of a mile across and two and a
half miles long—and Shishmaref
is basically the only thing on it. To the north is
the Chukchi Sea, and in every other direction lies the Bering Land Bridge
National Preserve, which probably ranks as one of
the least visited national parks
in the country.