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17 April 2017 / CBC News / David Michael Lamb

'It scares me': Permafrost thaw in Canadian Arctic sign of global trend

Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada

For years now, buildings in Inuvik have been sinking due to thawing permafrost. It's part of a worrying trend across the Arctic, writes David Michael Lamb.

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Jim McDonald, the mayor of Inuvik, stands in front of a warehouse that’s slated for demolition due to melting permafrost, which has shifted the building's foundation. (David Michael Lamb/CBC)