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Scientists to outline threat of melting permafrost
Description: For the first time the latest models will offer predictions describing what will happen when the millions of square miles of permafrost, permanently frozen ground in the far north, begins to thaw. Almost a quarter of all exposed land in the northern hemisphere is rock-hard permafrost and it locks up millions of tons of carbon dioxide and methane, two powerful greenhouse gases. [Source: The Irish Times]
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Source: The Irish Times
Publish Date: 9/13/2013
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