Doha deal must include permafrost action, says UN

BusinessGreen: Melting permafrost could account for almost 40 per cent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions in the future and must feature in any global deal to tackle climate change agreed at the Doha Summit, UN scientists have warned. Permafrost covers almost a quarter of the northern hemisphere, extending to depths of 700 metres in parts of Canada and Siberia, and is thought to store 1,700 gigatonnes of carbon, twice the amount currently in the atmosphere, according to a report published today by the UN......

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