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THE ARCTIC’S ‘CARBON BOMB’ COULD SCREW THE CLIMATE EVEN MORE | Wired

‘…If that permafrost stayed permanently frozen, as the word itself suggests it should, we could continue worrying about other stuff. But researchers expect Arctic permafrost to shrink 45 percent compared to today. Unleashing that stored-up carbon dioxide and methane would obviously “derail efforts” to limit warming to 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F) as outlined in the Paris Agreement, the report says. But then again, it would derail pretty much everything.’

Source: THE ARCTIC’S ‘CARBON BOMB’ COULD SCREW THE CLIMATE EVEN MORE | Wired

Students are striking for action on climate change — a truancy everyone should applaud | LA Times

‘…It was 30 years ago that scientists first explained that burning fossil fuels was changing the composition of the atmosphere and driving the rapid warming of the Earth. That is enough time to educate a student all the way from preschool to a PhD, but it hasn’t been time enough for our politicians to learn how serious a climate catastrophe we are facing. The American government, in particular, is a study in inaction. Our federal government has reversed course on every effort to change laws and regulations. Our current president has taken steps to drop out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, the only international effort to combat global warming. Young people see that their future is on the line, which is why they’ve been at the front fighting against oil companies, pipelines and fracking wells.’

Source: Students are striking for action on climate change — a truancy everyone should applaud | LA Times