Permafrost- What Is It? Why Is It Important?

Permafrost- What Is It? Why Is It Important?

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Permafrost- What Is It? Why Is It Important?

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Thawing permafrost seems to be in the daily news cycle at this point. Climate scientists warn that it’s a sign of the ongoing climate crisis, but do you really know what it is?

There are a number of common questions about permafrost that this video seeks to answer like: What is permafrost?, Why is permafrost important?, Why does permafrost matter?, Why does permafrost thawing matter?.

The video below is a fantastic animation that explains everything you need to know about permafrost and its importance. Check it out for yourself, and send to a friend! Education on the climate crisis is crucial.

“What is permafrost? What happens when permafrost thaws? This animation answers these questions. Scientists at the Alfred Wegener Institute conduct annual expeditions to the polar regions in order to understand the diverse processes in the permafrost an to precisely assess the impacts of it´s degradation.”

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