|Of course, "The Big Thaw" is not confined to Canada. This Alaskan|
permafrost has melted, causing one of this lake's banks to collapse.
As a result, its waters are draining into a river, then into the sea,
perhaps leading to the lake's disappearance!
NPS Climate Change Response Photo (C.Ciancibelli)
The Canadian Arctic permafrost is thawing 70 years earlier than expected, a rate shocking a group of scientists who released the findings of their long-term study this month. More here.