Sveta Vanuyto, Yamal Peninsula, Russia

The seasons in the Arctic are changing rapidly affecting the landscape Sveta lives. The permafrost regions in the Arctic hemisphere are a ticking bomb. Methane locked within these ice layers is hypothesised to be a tipping point for climate change and the world if released. The rate of warming in the polar region is four times higher than the global average. During the last 30 years permafrost temperatures have increased in Alaska, north-western Canada, northern Europe and Siberia.

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67.9657°N, 71.3822°E
The seasons in the Arctic are changing rapidly affecting the landscape Sveta lives. The [tag permafrost permafrost] regions in the Arctic hemisphere are a ticking bomb. Methane locked within these ice layers is hypothesised to be a tipping point for climate change and the world if released. The rate of warming in the polar region is four times higher than the global average. During the last 30 years permafrost temperatures have increased in Alaska, north-western Canada, northern Europe and Siberia.
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