Changing Planet: Thawing Permafrost and Methane

This video examines the thawing of permafrost due to changes in climate and shows examples of the impacts that warming temperatures have on permafrost in the Arctic, including the release of the greenhouse gas methane. Dramatic results are shown, including sink holes forming on the landscape and beneath buildings, roads, and other infrastructure, causing some communities to relocate.

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NBC Learn
UCAR
Video length: 6:47 min.

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Teaching Tips

Quality of video itself is good. There is slight graininess when viewed at full-screen.

The video can be embedded.

Ads are very distracting on edges of page - may want to consider this when displaying it to the class.

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