The United Nations Environment Program released a report November 27 finding that permafrost thawing may potentially accelerate the pace of climate change through 2100 and beyond by releasing significant amounts of CO2 and CH4 stored beneath the Earth’s surface. The report, Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost, concluded that this could result in permafrost carbon feedback, as emissions released from the subsurface layer increase the globe’s surface temperature, which then accelerates further thawing of the permafrost.