On this edition of Your Cal’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation with National Geographic environment writer Craig Welch about the impact of climate change on Arctic permafrost.
The landscape stores one of the largest natural reservoirs of organic carbon in the world in its frozen soils. Researchers suspect that for every one degree Celsius rise in Earth’s average temperature, permafrost may release the equivalent of four to six years’ worth of coal, oil, and natural gas emissions.
Craig Welch, senior staff writer for National Geographic
National Geographic: Arctic permafrost is thawing fast. That affects us all.
National Geographic: THE THAW SPEEDS UP
The NY Times: Russian Land of Permafrost and Mammoths Is Thawing