Dr Christina Schädel, assistant research professor in the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society at Northern Arizona University. She is also lead coordinator of the Permafrost Carbon Network, a data synthesis-based research programme, and co-leader of the Permafrost Collaboration Team of the Interagency Arctic Research Policy (IARPC).
By Christina Schädel, Carbon Brief
Abrupt permafrost thaw is one of the most frequently discussed “tipping points” that could be crossed in a warming world. However, research suggests that, while this thawing is already underway, it can be slowed with climate change mitigation.