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Several articles have come out in the last year highlighting  the Alaskan villages that are imminently relocating (known as ‘climigration’) due to permafrost melting and eroding shoreline.  Regardless of cause or retractability of the effects, many across Alaska have seen habitat, climate and migration changes as our weather seems to be in flux (at least in the short run, and as J. Maynard Keynes once said, “in the long run, we’re all dead”).  So initial actions by nations have been discussed, yet the uncertainty of Ukraine/Russia relations per natural gas supplies has put a damper on nation’s responses to the report.  We will have to see if much is made out of the prescriptive, while the descriptive is yet a work in progress!

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