Permafrost is warming at a global scale. First global comprehensive assessment since the Polar Year ⁦
"Permafrost warming has the potential to amplify global climate change, because when frozen sediments thaw it unlocks soil organic carbon." Published on 16 January 2019 @350
The first globally consistent assessment of recent permafrost temperature change by the Global permafrost monitoring community published in Nature Communications today
New first-of-its-kind global study confirms our story from August: permafrost is thawing fast, especially in Siberia, and snow is helping drive the change, driving fresh worries abt greenhouse gases. h/t
That was probably the case a few years ago. describes a permafrost warming rate that came as a big, nasty surprise, and that's not even counting all the recently described loss mechanisms.