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Eroding Arctic Coasts Lose Permafrost & Release Carbon Dioxide

"The loss of arctic permafrost deposits by coastal erosion could amplify climate warming via the greenhouse effect. A study using sediment samples from the Sea of Okhotsk on the eastern coast of Russia led by AWI researchers revealed that the loss of Arctic permafrost at the end of the last glacial period led to repeated sudden increases in the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere." - Excerpt from Alfred Wegener Institute.

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