Exploring Earth’s cold places through film, music, art and writing.
A ‘pingo’ - “These are mounds with a core of ice that form in the permafrost and release methane as they thaw. This is a #climatechange problem as methane is a powerful carbon based greenhouse gas” - Joseph Cook @tothepoles
#icealive #arctic #pingo #scicomm
“It is tempting to think that because the Arctic is cold, it is static, and slow to change. In reality, the Arctic is vulnerable and sensitive to small changes in Earth’s climate. This is demonstrated by the fact that the Arctic is warming at twice the global average rate” - Ice Alive founder Joseph Cook @tothepoles
#arctic #icealive #climatechange
There are places on Earth that could be mistaken for another planet, but the biological processes and weather systems in these areas can have huge effects on your life wherever you are. Here, scientists approach the western edge of the #greenland ice sheet to sample the DNA of bacteria living within self-made habitats in the ice. #icealive #arctic #genesequencing #explore 🎥 by @jeffreygarriock for #icealive