Rachel Waldholz, KTOO Public Media
Sen. Lisa Murkoski addresses the Alaska Federation of Natives on Oct. 21, 2017. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes / Alaska Public Media)
On stage at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention Saturday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski did not mince words.
“Climate change is real,” she told the audience firmly. “Climate change is real.”
Murkowski wasn’t the only one delivering that message. Climate change was very much on the agenda this year, as delegates passed a resolution asking the federal government to make climate impacts in rural villages eligible for disaster relief.