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Thawing Arctic Permafrost Likely to Release Large Amounts of Carbon

August 24th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

New research which contradicts 2007’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s assessment suggests that billions of tons of carbon dioxide trapped in high-latitude permafrost may be released into the atmosphere by the end of this century if the temperatures continue to rise apace, which in turn will only further and quicken global warming

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