Consisting of deep ocean covered by drifting pack ice and surrounded by continents and archipelagos around the Earth's North Pole, the Arctic is the planet's largest and least fragmented inhabited region.
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Putting a lid on methane emissions—before it’s too late
Methane, or CH4, is a colorless, odorless, and highly flammable gas—and a significant contributor to climate change. In fact, this potent greenhouse gas is between 28 and 34 times more powerful than carbon dioxide (CO2) in its ability to warm the atmosphere.
Published 21 October 2021
Let's keep it frozen
Thawing permafrost is already making things difficult for people and species in the Arctic. But as TOM ARNBOM writes, if thawing continues and causes the release of methane from the ground, the climate crisis will escalate dramatically and we will feel the effects globally.