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Climate Emergency Film Club: Permafrost

Date

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Time

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue

Organizer

Climate Emergency Film Club

Permafrost, an icy expanse of frozen ground coveringĀ one-quarter of the Northern Hemisphere, is thawing. As it does, microscopic animals are waking up and feeding on the previously frozen carbon stored in plant and animal remains, releasing heat-trapping gasses as a byproduct. These gasses warm the atmosphere further, melting more permafrost in a dangerous feedback loop. With permafrost containing twice as much carbon as the atmosphere, its thaw could release 150 billion tons of carbon by the end of the century.

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