Sinking roads

Buckled tarmac on a subsiding road outside Yakutsk, the coldest and largest city built on permafrost in the world. Many of the roads in Yakutsk have extensive damage. The permafrost is melting making the earth unstable and in the process the release of methane is accelerating climate change. Yakutsk has some of the greatest seasonal temperature differences dropping to -50°C in the winter with summer peaks of over +30°C. Many of the roads in Yakutsk have extensive damage. The permafrost is melting making the earth unstable and in the process the release of methane is accelerating climate change.

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Buckled tarmac on a subsiding road outside Yakutsk, the coldest and largest city built on permafrost in the world. Many of the roads in Yakutsk have extensive damage. The permafrost is melting making the earth unstable and in the process the release of methane is accelerating climate change. Yakutsk has some of the greatest seasonal temperature differences dropping to -50°C in the winter with summer peaks of over +30°C. Many of the roads in Yakutsk have extensive damage. The permafrost is melting making the earth unstable and in the process the release of methane is accelerating climate change.
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