The Impermanence of Permafrost

Via Hakai Magazine

"Slick with meltwater, the chocolaty goop brims with microscopic bits of once-living things that have not touched sunlight or air or flowing water for centuries, perhaps millennia. Deeper still lie plant and animal remains that could be tens of thousands of years old, dating back to the Pleistocene, when steppe bison and wooly mammoths wandered a treeless region that extended from here across the Bering Land Bridge, all the way to Siberia."

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