2.7-degree rise in temperature to melt permafrost

02/22/2013 | Guardian (London), The

The permafrost that covers nearly a fourth of the land in the northern hemisphere will begin to melt if global temperatures rise by 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, according to research. Such melting is projected to take decades and would release methane and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, causing further temperature increases.

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