Arctic Permafrost – GBRI
 

The climate change induced thawing of the Canadian Arctic permafrost has shocked scientists as this is an event that wasn’t expected until another 70 years. A “series of anomalously warm summers” has dramatically accelerated melting rates at three sites despite average annual ground temperatures remaining low. Ponds and hillocks have formed as a result. The […]

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Recently, an international team of researchers, led by the University of Edinburgh, flew drone-mounted cameras over a section of permafrost coastline on Herschel Island, also known as Qikiqtaruk, off the Yukon coast in the Canadian Arctic. What they discovered is enough to send chills down one’s spine. In 40 days over the summer, the coast had […]

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