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Permafrost carbon release is an important climate change amplifier

December 4th, 2011 by Institute of Arctic Biology

As the Arctic warms, greenhouse gases will be released from thawing permafrost faster and at significantly higher levels than previous estimates, according to survey results from 41 international scientists published in the 30 November 2011 issue of the journal Nature. Permafrost thaw will release approximately the same amount of carbon as deforestation, say the authors, […]

Huge store of greenhouse gases to be released with thawing permafrost

December 4th, 2011 by Nature

As Arctic temperatures rise, the permafrost will thaw, releasing greenhouse gases that will accelerate the warming of the planet. But no one knows by how much or how quickly. Forty-one international experts seek to pin that down in a Comment piece in Nature. Permafrost thaw will release the same order of magnitude of carbon as […]