Taliks are large areas of unfrozen ground within permafrost areas. Researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks have been studying the changes in their formation.
On 1st of August 2016 there was reported an outbreak of anthrax in Siberia. One person died directly as a result and 2,300 reindeer were killed.
The DNA of some old mammoths
The only positive outcome of the thawing of permafrost is that it exposes remains of ancient animals in a virtually intact state, most famously those of the woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius).
Thawing permafrost, release of carbon and the role of iron
“Global warming is clearly happening. The crucial question is ‘How bad can it get?’”
Wolf Puppy Zhùr Frozen in Permafrost for Thousands of Years
While water blasting at a wall of frozen mud in Yukon, Canada, a gold miner made an extraordinary discovery: a perfectly preserved wolf pup that had been locked in permafrost for 57,000 years.
Permafrost Thaw: Extreme Weather & Arctic Ecosystems
“These changes are not occurring gradually over decades or lifetimes; we are watching them occur over mere months to years.”