NBC Treks to Arctic Alaska to Find ‘America’s First Climate Change Refugees’ ‘Living in Fear’


<p><em>See more in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2015/09/01/nbc-treks-arcti…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>As part of President Barack Obama&rsquo;s visit to Alaska this week to promote climate change, Tuesday&rsquo;s <em>NBC Nightly News </em>showcased investigative correspondent Cynthia McFadden&rsquo;s trek to Arctic Alaska ahead of Obama to meet <strong>&ldquo;some of America&rsquo;s first climate change refugees&rdquo; </strong>due to rising seas near their villages.</p>

<p>In one of two teases, anchor Lester Holt told viewers to stay tuned for a look at <strong>&ldquo;[t]he vanishing happening at the top of the world&rdquo; </strong>with <strong>&ldquo;[f]amilies bracing to flee what would be the first American refugees of climate change.&rdquo;</strong></p>

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