Permafrost Melting in Canada...

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Permafrost Melting in Canada...

Post by Rockhopper on Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:17 pm

And elsewhere too.



Huge slabs of Arctic permafrost in northwest Canada are slumping and disintegrating, sending large amounts of carbon-rich mud and silt into streams and rivers. A new study that analyzed nearly a half-million square miles in northwest Canada found that this permafrost decay is affecting 52,000 square miles of that vast stretch of earth—an expanse the size of Alabama.

According to researchers with the Northwest Territories Geological Survey, the permafrost collapse is intensifying and causing landslides into rivers and lakes that can choke off life downstream, all the way to where the rivers discharge into the Pacific Ocean.

From here.

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Re: Permafrost Melting in Canada...

Post by Lenzabi on Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:21 pm

and do not forget the methane escaping into the atmosphere

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