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Ted Schuur, Ecoss Permafrost Researcher, Featured in The Atlantic Magazine

Ted Schuur, Ecoss Permafrost Researcher, Featured in The Atlantic Magazine

September 3, 2015
Aerial view of Alaska burning.

In Alaska: Too Many Fires, Not Enough Snow

Aerial view of Alaska burning.
Alaska burning, Copyright The Atlantic Magazine

“Normally a cold winter would help re-freeze the soil and slow the melting of permafrost. But the warmer air might prevent that from happening now…As things warm up, places like Alaska that have a lot of carbon stored in the soil might not always be that way. A lot of that carbon might be lost and end up back in the atmosphere, making climate change go faster.” Ted Schuur

Read the full article here.