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Arctic permafrost is going through a rapid meltdown — 70 years early

Arctic permafrost is going through a rapid meltdown — 70 years early

Melting permafrost on the Jamal region of Russia. New research suggests that permafrost in the Canadian Arctic is melting rapidly, and large swaths of permafrost worldwide are vulnerable to this accelerated thawing Credit: Georgy Golovin/Getty In the Canadian Arctic, layers of permafrost that scientists expected to remain frozen for at least 70 years