Originally Posted by Tommycat
It's a lot harder to grow food in a frozen tundra than even a desert with modern water transport
There's more than just vegetables (anyway, diet up North is still mainly based on meat - don't get me started on the anti-sealhunting crap which was mainly started by some ultra-rich actors/singers who don't have to worry about whether or not they'll be able to eat tomorrow.).The houses and buildings which were build on permafrost are currently litterally falling apart and will all have to be replaced in the next 10-20 yrs at most. Polar bears get hungry and are no longer afraid to go looking for a "snack" were they're not supposed to...there are many other consequences too (environmental, political and other).
Just a few recent interesting articles: