From the wilds of Alaska...
comes a puppy with snow on its nose...
He's padding around the tiny Alaskan village of Newtok, from where we'll have a report on the programme
this evening. tomorrow - it's been postponed, sorry about that.
As the map above shows, Newtok (marked by the "A") is a rather remote community, populated by around 400 hardy souls of Yupik aboriginal people.
The village sits on the Ninglick river, but relentless flooding and erosion is forcing them to consider moving lock, stock and puppy to a new townsite several miles away. It won't be the first move for some: back in the 1950s, residents moved to their present location from an area also beset by flooding.
Stanley Tom is Newtok's administrator, and one of driving forces behind the planned relocation. He'll tell PM that the worsening erosion leaves his people with no choice but to move.
This map shows how the creeping erosion caused by the Ninglick threatens Newtok within the decade:
You can read more about Newtok's battle to relocate by clicking here.