The Current State of Arctic PERMAFROST THAW

Published on Jul 12, 2019
Soil layers of permafrost that scientists expected to remain frozen for at least 70 more years have already begun thawing.

STUDIES

Arctic Permafrost Is Going Through a Rapid Meltdown — 70 Years Early https://www.livescience.com/65709-arc…

Climate Change Drives Widespread and Rapid Thermokarst Development in Very Cold Permafrost in the Canadian High Arctic https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.c…

A decade of remotely sensed observations highlight complex processes linked to coastal permafrost bluff erosion in the Arctic (2018) https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10…

Direct observation of permafrost degradation and rapid soil carbon loss in tundra https://www.nature.com/articles/s4156…

NAU scientists find carbon from thawing permafrost is released into the atmosphere at higher rates than previously thought https://news.nau.edu/schuur-carbon-pe…

Permafrost in Arctic is melting so fast it’s swallowing science equipment https://globalnews.ca/news/5231187/pe…

CREDITS

ESA Permafrost thaw image http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Imag…

VICE “Drunken Forests” In Alaska Are Another Sign Of Melting Permafrost https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2TUQ…

YaleClimateConnections / GREENMAN STUDIO Permafrost is thawing rapidly. How much should we worry? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZktE…

CBS Thawing permafrost in Alaska presents threats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUOrP…

The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow: Dr. Katey Walter Anthony: What’s Happening to the Permafrost? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fetZb…

NASA’s 2018 Permafrost Special “All Hell Breaks Lose” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loAB0…

ADDITIONAL CREDITS

Graphics PAGE21 educational images https://www.page21.eu/press-center/2-…

Louise Farquharson https://www.louisefarquharson.com

WWF NASA USGS ESA GREENMAN STUDIO

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