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Our central objective was to investigate the apparent rise in methane emissions and whether or not they are having a negative effect on the environment. By themselves, methane emissions are natural and self-regulating (and thus do not cause damage to the atmosphere), but our thesis is that a build up of methane emissions as a result of increased human activity/negligence poses a threat to the environment, and needs to be addressed in the quest to live sustainably. In our research, we chose to focus specifically on one source of methane emissions: permafrost, both because there is a significant amount of methane present in permafrost, and also because the rate of emissions is heavily susceptible to changes in temperature.

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