Climate Chaos-The Permafrost Project-
The Arctic Arts Project traveled to Western Greenland and Northern Alaska in 2019 to document the effects of climate change in tundra areas throughout the Arctic. With 9 million square miles of tundra, alterations of permafrost will contribute critical pieces to the climate puzzle. Permafrost is frozen soil made up of ancient carbon-rich organisms. The process of decay has been suspended by cold temperatures, but as air temperatures warm and permafrost thaws, the natural decay processes begin again, releasing potentially massive amounts of carbon dioxide and its more potent cousin, methane, into the atmosphere.