Permafrost not so permanent anymore

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    Aurora | Permafrost isn't permanent anymore

    Permafrost isn't permanent anymore
    Jones and Abbott are just beginning to analyze the measurements from their summer of fieldwork, so they won't know for a few months yet what NE-14 and the other thermokarsts have to tell. The next two summers the pair will return to the area around Toolik Field Station and will also study sites in the Noatak National Preserve. For thousands of years dead plants and animals, and the carbon contained within them, have accumulated and been kept frozen in permafrost. Unfortunately, permafrost isn't so permanent anymore. Understanding the consequences, such as thermokarsts, could help predict the future of the Arctic and the global climate.
     
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    Apparent if the permafrost goes, it will release a huge amount of CO2 into the atmosphere.
     
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    "Jones and Abbott ..."

    What? No Costello?

    So they have not analyzed the data, but speculation rules the roost.
     
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