28 Dec '17, 1pm

Scientists warn that the Arctic will never be frozen again

So what does this mean for the future? Of course, scientists can’t say for sure, but if trends continue, the melting permafrost could become “very very severe,” destroying current roads and buildings, according to the report. It will also release greenhouse gasses that have been trapped in ice for millennia. And the impact isn’t just in the future: right now we are seeing a runaway effect, where sunlight hits the expanded water, which retains more heat, which causes temperatures to heat even further. As a result, the Arctic growing season has lengthened, wildfires have plagued the area and plankton have flourished in the warmer waters.

Full article: https://inhabitat.com/scientists-warn-that-the-arctic-wil...

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