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New small lakes are formed when the permafrost thaws and the soil collapses, Tavvavuoma in northern

Increased greenhouse gas emissions as a result of abrupt permafrost thaw

A new research article, including Stockholm University scientists, shows that abrupt permafrost thaw has important consequences for keeping global warming under 1.5 °C.

Gustaf Hugelius at COP25 in Madrid.

Scientists call for action to limit emissions from Earth’s frozen regions

With the release of “Cryosphere1.5° Report” they hope to urge governments to aim for 1.5°C global temperature rise as an outer “guardrail” for the planet.