Australia: Emissions from permafrost not taken into account

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: ELEANOR HALL: Climate change could be happening more rapidly than forecast with new research revealing that the impact of the melting permafrost is not included in the estimates. The UN Environment Programme study finds that the impact of melting permafrost could significantly amplify the process of global warming. One Australian expert warns that addressing the problem could be hugely expensive. Timothy McDonald has our report. TIMOTHY MCDONALD: Permafrost is made up of two layers. ......

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