Thawing Permafrost from Global Warming is Slowly Crumbling Russia’s Northern Cities

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Photo by Nina Stawski

A few buildings that are not affected were set on cement pilings drilled 100-ft.-deep, to where the ground remains frozen.

From The Guardian:

Cracking and collapsing homes are a growing problem in cities such as Norilsk in northern Russia. As climate change accelerates the problem, what can be done to maintain the resource-rich hubs the country relies on?

Source: Slow-motion wrecks: how thawing permafrost is destroying Arctic cities | Cities | The Guardian

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