Report says permafrost carbon emissions must be included in climate models, planning

Summit Voice: With temperatures on polar regions rising twice as fast as the global average, there`s a good chance that between 30 to 85 percent of near-surface permafrost could melt, releasing billions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere by the end of the century. But most existing climate models don`t accurately account for the impact of permafrost carbon dioxide and methane emissions, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Program. The report recommends that the IPCC compile a special......

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