Trends for the future


Blue line signifies current permafrost boundary, while the stapled blue line signifies projected permafrost boundary.

"Vast areas of permafrost will melt, resulting in erosion, infrastructure problems and substantial increases in atmospheric concentrations of methane previously stored in the permafrost- thereby further accelerating climate change." (Vital Arctic Graphics)

Source: Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, Vital Arctic Graphics
Projected surface temperature increase around 2090, in °C.