Russian lands of permafrost and mammoths is now thawingDate: 08 August 2019 Tags: Climate Change
Context: As the Arctic, including much of Siberia, warms at least twice as fast as rest of the world, the permafrost (permanently frozen ground) is thawing.
- Oddities like the wolf’s head have been more frequently in al land already known for spitting out frozen woolly mammoths whole.
- The thawing of the permafrost is reshaping this incredibly remote region sometimes called as the “Kingdom of Winter.”
- It is one of the coldest inhabited places on earth.
- The loss of permafrost deforms the landscape itself, knocking down houses and barns.
- The migration pattern of the animals, hunted for centuries, are shifting, and severe floods wreak havoc almost every spring.
- Indigenous people are more threatened than ever; residents joust constantly with nature in unpredictable way, leaving them feeling baffled, unsettled, helpless, depressed and irritated.