Total and indigenous populations of the Arctic: Alaska
The graphic shows the population between indigenous and non-indigenous people in Alaska. The indigenous peoples include Iñupiaq and Yup'ik Inuit, Alutiq (Aleuts) and Athapaskans. The highest concentrations of these peoples are found on the west-coast.
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Change in permafrost temperature in Fairbanks (Alaska)
With a doubling of atmospheric CO2, it is likely that there will be increases in the thickness of the active layer permafrost and the disappearance of most of the ice-rich discontinous permafrost over a century-long time span.
This figure provides a good example of changes already observed in Alaska. Widespread loss of discontinous permafrost will trigger erosion or subsidence of ice-rich landscapes, change hydrologic processes, and release CO2 ...
17 May 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal