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Alaska's Permafrost is Thawing

Jim Riley

24th August 2017

A stunning, though worrying interactive piece here from the New York Times which explores the thawing of Alaska's permafrost - the huge, ancient store of carbon.

The NYT comment that scientists have estimated that the process of permafrost thawing could contribute as much as 1.7 degrees Fahrenheit to global warming over the next several centuries, independent of what society does to reduce emissions from burning fossil fuels and other activities.

Jim Riley

Jim co-founded tutor2u alongside his twin brother Geoff! Jim is a well-known Business writer and presenter as well as being one of the UK's leading educational technology entrepreneurs.

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