Baked Alaska and Melting Permafrost - 'TakePart Live' Climate Report

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On this week's "TPL Climate Report," Cara Santa Maria looked at melting permafrost in Alaska and the Arctic, and its impact on climate change. Learn more about the topics discussed in this week's segment with links used as our sources, below.

Alaska Heat Wave

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130725/heat-wave-bakes-anchorage-alaska-after-winter-wouldnt-end http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/07/31/alaska-heat-wave-anchorage-sets-record-for-most-consecutive-70-degree-days/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/19/baked-alaska-unusual-hea_n_3463563.html http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/25/19132767-alaska-sweating-through-brutal-blast-of-heat http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57590963/

Permafrost in Alaska

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/08/alaska-sinks--climate-change-thaws-permafrost/2794255/ http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57590963/ http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/impacts-adaptation/alaska.html http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/alaska-permafrost-melt-spurs-climate-challenges-disagreements-article-1.1481078 http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/detect/land-permafrost.shtml http://www.wunderground.com/climate/permafrost.asp

Permafrost Definitions

http://nsidc.org/cryosphere/sotc/permafrost.html http://ipa.arcticportal.org/resources/what-is-permafrost http://www.epa.gov/climatestudents/impacts/signs/permafrost.html http://science360.gov/series/changing-planet/640a9c81-ae92-4b28-9dc9-fbeaec105f54

Infrastructure Damage Caused by Permafrost

http://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/pdf_archive/cape_halkett_4web.pdf http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/impacts-adaptation/alaska.html http://www.alaskacenters.gov/permafrost.cfm http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/publicroads/10mar/05.cfm http://nca2009.globalchange.gov/alaska-drunken-forest

Feedback Loop & Temperature Rise

http://na.unep.net/geas/newsletter/Mar_11.html http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/global-warming/Planet-racing-towards-2C-temperature-rise-UN-report/articleshow/23277151.cms

Greenhouse Gases

http://www.alternet.org/environment/methanes-contribution-global-warming-worse-you-thought http://epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/gases/ch4.html http://epic.awi.de/14517/1/Wic2006a.pdf http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~sanpisa/wetlands/reading/jorgenson2001.pdf

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