Record warm Arctic

Chuck

Active member
The thawing permafrost in the region is starting to become a big problem. For years, huge craters have been appearing across the Arctic tundra. It is thought that as permafrost thaws, methane is released from the breakdown of organic material previously trapped in the frozen ground. This methane is believed to form pockets and when too much pressure builds, it explodes, leaving behind a hole in the landscape.

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HBS Guy

Head Honcho
Staff member
Area and extent will decrease slowly now, what is happening is bottom melting, making the ice thinner, setting up a BOE in a year not that far away anymore.
 
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