Carbon In Permafrost May Not Emerge For Centuries

April 9, 2015 6:56 PM

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The Alaskan and other arctic climates means that they have hundreds of miles of permafrost areas, which are areas of frozen soil that stay at temperatures below or at the freezing point of 32-degrees Fahrenheit or zero degrees Celsius all year long. Locked up inside all of that permafrost is carbon dioxide, which has been stored there for as many as thousands of years. Scientists have been concerned that it would thaw out and cause the carbon dioxide to produce a devastating carbon bomb that could escalate the effects of climate change.

The Alaskan and other arctic climates means that they have hundreds of miles of permafrost areas, which are areas of frozen soil that stay at temperatures below or at the freezing point of 32-degrees Fahrenheit or zero degrees Celsius all year long.

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