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?

Russia oil leak: What is permafrost, and why does its thawing pose risk to the world?

News: The principal reason that led to the 20,000-tonne oil leak at an Arctic region power plant in Russia is being recognised is the sinking of ground surface due to permafrost thaw. Facts: Permafrost: It is a ground that remains completely frozen at 0 degrees Celsius or below for at least two years.It is defined… Continue reading Russia oil leak: What is permafrost, and why does its thawing pose risk to the world?