Study: Coastal erosion in the Arctic intensifies global warming

This article discusses how coastal erosion in the Arctic intensifies global warming, as sea level rise in the past led to the release of greenhouse gases from permafrost.

Summary: 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 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.

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