Arctic Permafrost May Help Us Adapt to Climate Change

April 9, 2015 3:11 PM

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Scientists have long feared that as the world gets warmer, thawing permafrost may lead to a significant effect on global warming. But now new research suggests that this same Arctic permafrost may actually help us adapt to climate change.

At least, that's according to new findings published in the journal Nature, which details how gradual, prolonged release of greenhouse gases from permafrost soils in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions may buy society some time to figure out how to deal with dramatic environmental changes occurring around...

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