The Upside To Thawing Permafrost Is…Nothing, It’s Bad

Science 2.0: Every dark cloud has a silver lining and the silver lining for a thawing permafrost is...still a dark cloud. The climate is warming in the Arctic at twice the rate of the rest of the globe. That has led to a longer growing season and increased plant growth, which captures atmospheric carbon - that is good - but it is thawing the permafrost, which releases carbon into the atmosphere. Permafrost contains three to seven times the amount of carbon sequestered in tropical forests. A thawing permafrost......

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