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One quarter of Alaska permafrost could melt by 2100 – US Geological Survey

The Guardian   09 December 2015   USA   Alaska  

Study raises concerns over accelerating climate change as the icy mass under state’s surface releases carbon into atmosphere
Up to a quarter of the permafrost that lies underneath the surface of Alaska could melt by the end of the century, spewing long-held carbon into the atmosphere and helping accelerate climate change, US government scientists have predicted.

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