Permafrost underlies 24% of the Northern Hemispheric landmass and contains 60% of global soil carbon. Arctic air temperatures are increasing at approximately twice the global rate, making Arctic permafrost one of the most vulnerable regions to a changing climate. In addition, the frequency and severity of Arctic wildfires are expected to increase throughout the 20th century, with 2020 currently considered the worst Arctic fire year in record.
Host: Jeff Catalano
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