Research links tundra fires, thawing permafrost

Wildfires on Arctic tundra can contribute to widespread permafrost thaw much like blazes in forested areas, according to a study published in the most recent issue of the online journal Scientific Reports.  From:

GR:  The real concern here is that the fires are growing larger than in the past. Methane released by melting permafrost, coupled with increasing green-house gasses from deforestation, farming, and energy production, may accelerate the rate of forecast climate change.


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