Alaska’s permafrost is no longer permanent: It’s thawing. The ancient carbon it’s dumping into the atmosphere will make things even warmer.

The New York Times | CLIMATE | Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Arctic is warming about twice as fast as other parts of the planet, and even in sub-Arctic Alaska the rate of warming is high. Sea ice and wildlife habitat are disappearing; higher sea levels threaten coastal native villages.
But to the scientists from Woods Hole Research Center who have come to Alaska to study the effects of climate change, the most urgent is the fate of permafrost, the always-frozen ground that underlies much of the state.

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