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Eco Crash News: Furthest Northern Arctic Permafrost to Melt

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 09 March 2018


Eco Crash News
Furthest Northern Permafrost to Melt

The Long View is Grim

Far Northern Permafrost May Unleash Carbon Within Decades,
NASA, March 5, 2018.


The Long View

The Big Surprise
It's Not Stable

"Some of the very cold, stable permafrost in the highest latitudes in Alaska and Siberia appeared to be sheltered from extreme climate change, and we didn’t expect much impact over the next couple hundred years."

"Permafrost in the coldest northern Arctic...will thaw enough to become a permanent source of carbon to the atmosphere in this century, with the peak transition occurring in 40 to 60 years, according to a new NASA-led study."

"...total carbon emissions from this region over the next 300 years or so will be 10 times as much as all human-produced fossil fuel emissions in the single year 2016."



The bottom line is that our current population and production is already collapsing our ecosystems and weather, while we are in the process of dramatically expanding our populations and industrial production around the whole world.



Most Recent Research

December 2018

All Alaska-North Canadian Infrastructure at “Immediate” Risk



Permafrost News & Research

Arctic Greening Thaws Permafrost, Boosts Runoff

How Big is the Carbon Gun We're Triggering? Very Large Indeed

2018: Permafrost Melt Lakes Surges Arctic Methane Release

The End of Cold: McMurdo Dry Valleys Unique Environment Threatened


Arctic Plants are Getting Rapidly Taller

The End of Cold, 2018: Ice Caps Racing Away


High Arctic Lake Hazen Ecosystem: Small Temp Rise Brings Vast Regional Changes


Mercury in Permafrost

END OF COLD: Say Goodbye to Permafrost

Permafrost loss changes Yukon River chemistry with global implications

North Slope permafrost thawing sooner than expected

Melting Permafrost Costs Rising

When permafrost melts, what happens to all that stored carbon?



It's not just the Northern Permafrost that's unexpectedly melting

East Antarctic no longer considered stable

Ice News, Big, Cold, Old, Things are Stirring: The Totten Glacier, East Antarctica

Western Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapsing

The bottom line is that the coldest areas we believed stable in the face of our reordering the atmosphere are not stable. The furthest Northern Arctic permafrost will melt, as will the furthest Southern glaciers.

Arctic Ice News: Mid Winter Melt of 2016 & Great Thaws of 2007 and 2012 Analyzed


As I said, Hawking just did the numbers, and laid out the bottom line:

Hawking: Soaring populations and increased energy demands will cause catastrophe




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