A remote Alaskan island - where residents have no running water, hunt bearded seal and walrus and use a bucket in city hall as a toilet - becomes the poster child for global warming as sea levels rise around the town of just 600 people
- Shishmaref, Alaska is an island village just 100 miles from the Russian mainland, located in the Chukchi Sea
- The hundreds of people who call it home hunt bearded seal, walrus, crab, salmon and herring to survive
- To access fresh drinking water they must make an 18-mile trek by snowmobile and cut out huge chunks of ice
- But the remote town is disappearing quickly as gaping holes in the normally frozen seas appear and permafrost - the bedrock of Shishmaref - melts away
- Mayor Donna Barr told DailyMail.com: 'Our elders tell us the island went two miles further north when they were young. That's all gone now'
- Though the population has voted to relocate, it is estimated it would cost them $320,000 each