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Warming limit of 1.5C would save huge expanses of permafrost

permafrost in greenland
A cabin door from a WWII outpost lies on the permafrost in Greenland, 2015. Credit: Photon-Photos/iStock/Getty Images.

The cost of allowing global temperature to rise to 2°C, rather than capping warming at 1.5°C, is an area of permafrost the size of Mexico, according to new research

April 10, 2017 — The study, carried out by a team of scientists from Sweden, Norway and the UK, is the first to work out what the ambitious targets contained in the Paris Agreement mean for permafrost loss. Continue reading Warming limit of 1.5C would save huge expanses of permafrost