Thawing permafrost could be the worst climate threat you haven’t heard of

Grist: Some things get better when you take them out of the freezer. Ice cream, for example, is unarguably more delicious when it gets a little melt-y. (Unarguably, I say! Come at me, trolls.) But other things get remarkably worse. Take bananas - the next time you whip up a smoothie, leave the frozen banana to defrost on your counter and watch in horror as it turns into a yellowish brown pile of watery mucus. And then there’s permafrost: You don’t even want to know what happens to that shit when it thaws......

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