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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 […]