About 500 Arctic villages and cities are located in areas where permafrost is expected to thaw by the middle of this century”, Miska Luoto, a professor at the department of Geosciences and Geography at the University of Helsinki in Finland, and one of the study’s authors, said in a news release.
— Read on thebarentsobserver.com/en/climate-crisis/2022/01/30-50-critical-northern-infrastructure-could-be-high-risk-2050-due-warming
Then collapse of the Arctic affects not only Arctic industries and municipalities, but the rest of the globe. The loss of glacial ice means sea level rise and dilution of salinity. Loss of fauna affects ecosystems. Loss of sea life affects other fishing industries. Loss of habitat drives animals to extinction or to relocate into human inhabited areas.