Highlights / thawing

Environment, Health

Scientists warn of climate change-induced Arctic microbial threats

Climate change in the Arctic is not only melting permafrost, transforming landscapes, wreaking havoc with northern infrastructure, releasing greenhouse gases but could also unleash potentially harmful microorganisms and pathogens that have laid dormant in the frozen cryosphere for millennia, scientist» 

Environment, International

Permafrost collapse is accelerating carbon release, say scientists

A new study has found that permanently frozen ground called permafrost is melting much more quickly than previously thought and such abrupt thawing “increases permafrost carbon release projections by about 50 per cent.” Melting permafrost releases methane which is a» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Permafrost thawing faster than previously thought: study

Global warming will thaw about 20 per cent more permafrost than previously thought, according to a new international research study. The study, published in Nature Climate Change, suggests that as the planet warms toward two degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels nearly» 

Environment, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Melted permafrost could cost $57 trillion: study

Arctic permafrost is warming and, as it does so, the organic matter it contains decays and emits greenhouse gasses which contribute to climate change. Unchecked, this melting of frozen ground is projected by scientists to cost the world an additional»