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

Takepart.com

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-endhttp://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.htmlhttp://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/25/19132767-alaska-sweating-through-brutal-blast-of-heathttp://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.htmlhttp://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/alaska-permafrost-melt-spurs-climate-challenges-disagreements-article-1.1481078http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/detect/land-permafrost.shtmlhttp://www.wunderground.com/climate/permafrost.asp

Permafrost Definitions

http://nsidc.org/cryosphere/sotc/permafrost.htmlhttp://ipa.arcticportal.org/resources/what-is-permafrosthttp://www.epa.gov/climatestudents/impacts/signs/permafrost.htmlhttp://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.pdfhttp://www.epa.gov/climatechange/impacts-adaptation/alaska.htmlhttp://www.alaskacenters.gov/permafrost.cfmhttp://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/publicroads/10mar/05.cfmhttp://nca2009.globalchange.gov/alaska-drunken-forest

Feedback Loop & Temperature Rise

http://na.unep.net/geas/newsletter/Mar_11.htmlhttp://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-thoughthttp://epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/gases/ch4.htmlhttp://epic.awi.de/14517/1/Wic2006a.pdfhttp://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~sanpisa/wetlands/reading/jorgenson2001.pdf

Original article from TakePart