Forced Migration of Alaskan Indigenous Communities Due to Climate Change



In the Arctic, climate change is evident and occurring at a rate faster than other parts of the planet. The 2007 physical science report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007) confirms that temperatures in the Arctic have increased by approximately twice the global average between 1965 and 2005 (IPCC, 2007: 339). Since 1975, temperatures in Alaska have increased by an average of 2–3.5°C.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Resilience and Adaptation ProgramUniversity of AlaskaFairbanksUSA

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