Ardjon Vanuyto, Yamal Peninsula, Russia

Ardjon is from the Nenets tribes of north Siberia. The climate is rapidly changing here, with shorter winters, early spring melt and a longer warm season. The Arctic permafrost grounds that have been frozen during humanity's entire history are now thawing. Permafrost grounds contain huge amounts of frozen decomposable humus, that produces greenhouse gases such as methane when thawing. Gas can also be locked in the form of clalthrates inside the ice. If this gas is released into the atmosphere scientists warn it will exacerbate climate change to irreversible levels.

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67.9657°N, 71.3822°E
Ardjon is from the Nenets tribes of north Siberia. The climate is rapidly changing here, with shorter winters, early spring melt and a longer warm season. The Arctic permafrost grounds that have been frozen during humanity's entire history are now thawing. [tag permafrost Permafrost] grounds contain huge amounts of frozen decomposable humus, that produces greenhouse gases such as methane when thawing. Gas can also be locked in the form of [link http://ethomas.web.wesleyan.edu/ees123/clathrate.htm clalthrates] inside the ice. If this gas is released into the atmosphere scientists warn it will exacerbate climate change to irreversible levels.
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