Thawing permafrost creates a slew of problems that are detrimental to our planet. According to USGS, “thawing permafrost can result in the loss of terrain, as seen in this image where part of the coastal bluff along Drew Point, Alaska, has collapsed into the ocean.” Coastal erosion is just one of many effects of this climate change. Scientists are trying their best to collect data from the air and land to see how climate change affects the planet’s regions.
According to Climate NASA, “trapped within Earth’s permafrost, which is ground that remains frozen for a minimum of two years, are untold quantities of greenhouse gases, microbes, and chemicals, including the now-banned pesticide DDT. As the planet warms, permafrost is thawing at an increasing rate, and scientists face a host of uncertainties when trying to determine the potential effects of the thaw.” There are tens of thousands of negative effects of climate change. We’re only seeing a few of them (Climate NASA).