Future of the Environment

The irreversible emissions of a permafrost ‘tipping point’

'What happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic. Image: Unsplash/Joseph Vary

Dr Christina Schädel

Assistant Research Professor, Center for Ecosystem Sciences and Society

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Global permafrost map. Image: International Permafrost Association and Brown, J., O.J. Ferrians, Jr., J.A. Heginbottom, and E.S. Melnikov, eds. 1997.
Permafrost including ancient bones (left image) and organic material (right image) in the Permafrost tunnel near Fox, Alaska. Image: C. Schädel
Collapsing permafrost with large ice volume. Image: A. Balser
A thermokarst landscape. Image: A. Balser
An impending methane time bomb? Image: Carbon Brief

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