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Under the sea, a hidden climate variable: Thawing permafrost

Under the sea, a hidden climate variable: Thawing permafrost

Carefully mapping the changing topology of the Arctic Ocean floor, scientists are racing to study submarine permafrost.
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submarine permafrost burping methane

Underwater permafrost is a big, gassy wild card for the climate

You’ve probably heard of permafrost, the frozen carbon-rich land. But it’s also thawing under the sea, burping up planet-warming gases.
Submarine permafrost has been overlooked as a major source of greenhouse gases, scientists warn
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Submarine permafrost has been overlooked as a major source of greenhouse gases, scientists warn

The amount of carbon locked into submarine permafrost is more than humans have released into the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution.

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