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The fate of permafrost - soil that is frozen for 2 or more years - is of huge importance for the global climate because of the large amounts of organic carbon stored in it, which can be released into the atmosphere as these soils start to thaw.
Commentary by marine biologist Julian Gutt: since the changes taking place underwater are far less visible than those on land, it was all the more important that the IPBES pay due attention to the oceans in its Global Assessment report.
AWI researcher Guido Grosse is part of an international research team exploring the accelerated thawing of permafrost in northern regions around the globe. For this purpose, a comment has now been published in Nature magazine.
At the German Norwegian Ocean Forum, experts discussed the topic of ‘sustainable oceans’. Impulse talks provided the basis for a professional exchange. AWI Director Antje Boetius moderated the event.
"Healthy planet, healthy people: Time to act!" AWI scientist Peter Lemke has been one of the lead authors in the Global Environment Outlook, a United Nations environmental report.