Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost

Schaefer, Kevin and Lantuit, Hugues and Romanovsky, Vladimir E. and Schuur, Edward A.G. (2012) Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost. Documentation. United Nations Environment Program, Nairobi, Kenya.

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Abstract

This report seeks to inform a broad audience about permafrost and communicate to decision-makers and the general public the implications of changing permafrost in a warming climate. It defines basic terminology and describes fundamental physical and biological processes that shape the permafrost landscape using the best scientific information available from published literature. The report discusses the impacts of a changing climate on ecosystems and human infrastructure in regions with significant presence of permafrost, as well as the impacts of thawing permafrost on global climate. Graphics, illustrations and photographs help explain complicated concepts and ideas in a way that is easily understood and visualized by a non-scientific audience.

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
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    Uncontrolled Keywords: permafrost, thawing, infrastructure, unep, environment, climate, change
    Subjects: Natural Environment > Cryosphere
    Organizations: Unspecified
    Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2012 11:05
    URI: http://library.arcticportal.org/id/eprint/1730

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