Explained: Can thawing permafrost cause another pandemic?

What is the News? The recent IPCC report has warned that increasing global warming will result in reductions in Arctic permafrost. This will result in releasing of greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide. What is Permafrost? Permafrost is any ground that remains completely frozen—32 °F (0 °C) or colder—for at least two years straight. … Continue reading Explained: Can thawing permafrost cause another pandemic?

Why the Atlantic Ocean current system is slowing down, and its implications

Source: Indian Express What is the News? According to a study, Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is losing its stability and is very likely that AMOC will decline over the 21st century. What is Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation(AMOC)? Source: Wikipedia AMOC is a large system of ocean currents. It is the Atlantic branch of the… Continue reading Why the Atlantic Ocean current system is slowing down, and its implications