Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 84

84 Arctic Yearbook 2014 a community threatened by climate change hazards and to assist with effective relocation in a new location. In large Arctic urban centers such as those in Russia, rapidly thawing permafrost is causing infrastructure to collapse and become unusable at an increased rate (Jaycen, 2014). While this doesn’t lead to immediate migration, if a large enough portion of the infrastructure becomes uninhabitable, it could lead to the need for relocation. It should be noted that in both the cases of coastal Alaska and urban centers in Arctic Russia, that the impacts of climate change on migration are more of a future threat and that the populations of some of the most erosion-threatened Alaskan comm չ