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15 June 2017 / Climate.gov / Theo Stein

As the North Slope of Alaska warms, greenhouse gases have nowhere to go but up

Utqiaġvik, Alaska, United States

Thanks to warming winters and thawing permafrost, Arctic soil microbes are churning out carbon dioxide well after the end of the growing season ends. This extra source of atmospheric carbon may accelerate a regional warming trend that is already twice as fast as the global average.

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