Thawing Arctic Permafrost Poses Serious Risk to Life Across the Planet and Infrastructures

According to a comprehensive scientific review, the thawing of Arctic permafrost, which contains billions of tons of greenhouse gases, threatens not only the region’s crucial infrastructure but life all over the planet. Almost 70% of the roads, pipelines, communities, and industries built on the region’s softening ground will be very susceptible to serious damage by mid-century.

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