Coastlines’ contribution to climate change might have been underestimated

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Permafrost coasts make up about one third of the Earth’s total coastline. As a result of accelerated climate change, whole sections of coastline rapidly thaw, and erode into the Arctic Ocean. A new study now shows that large amounts of carbon dioxide are potentially being produced along these eroding permafrost coastlines in the Arctic.

This full article appears on <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191108162559.htm">Science Daily</a>

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