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As the permafrost thaws, entire villages may be forced to move

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 18, 2017 01:04 AM
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by (Lacy Cooke) last modified Oct 17, 2017

Vulnerable permafrost thawing thanks to climate change could alter the landscape of northern parts of the United States, like Alaska. Roads, homes, and infrastructure built atop permafrost can crack or collapse as it melts. And whole villages may have to relocate - in fact, Vladimir Romanovsky, University of Alaska in Fairbanks geophysics professor, told the BBC "by now there are 70 villages who really have to move because of thawing permafrost." Related:





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