01 Dec '11, 4pm

Permafrost Thaw Will Cause Faster Warming than Previous Estimates

01 Dec 2011: Permafrost Thaw Will Cause Faster Warming than Previous Estimates A survey of 41 international experts on permafrost shows that the amount of greenhouse gases released as frozen soils melt in a warming world will be 1.7 to 5.2 times larger than previous estimates . In the survey, published in the journal Nature , the scientists significantly raised their estimates of the impact of Tracking the Fallout of the Arctic’s Vanishing Sea Ice In an interview with Yale Environment 360 , researcher Julienne Stroeve explains how the effects of rapid sea ice melt in the Arctic will be felt throughout the far north and, eventually, the entire hemisphere. READ THE e360 REPORT melting permafrost because recent studies have shown that permafrost in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions holds far more organic carbon, and at greater depths, than previously thought. As these frozen soil...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/permafrost_thaw_will_cause_fa...

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