I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
— G.K. Chesterton
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+ in the northern hemisphere, permafrost — soil that has frozen — covers 1/4 of the land. In some places it goes as deep as the height of the empire state building.

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+ buried and preserved in the permafrost is anything that has lived in the tundra over the past 100,000 years — the bodies of extinct creatures, prehistoric forests, and ancient diseases.

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+ the permafrost holds twice as much carbon and methane than is currently contained in the atmosphere.

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+  the permafrost is melting due to climate change.

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+ ancient bacteria that has stayed frozen for over 25,000 years is eating the carbon and converting it to carbon dioxide and methane — the major contributors to global warming.


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Photographer Shadna Aum @shadna_aum
Creative Director kaitlin butler @kaitlinabutler
Models MarsRoots @marsroots Abby Sayer @iamabbysayer 
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HMUA Brady Jay @bradyjay_mua
Stylist Casey Chase @cchasey

Stay up-to-date on the latest research ON THAWING PERMAFROST

Wunderground.com: Melting_Permafrost
IPPC: Changes in Snow, Ice and Frozen Ground


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