The risks of changing cryospheric environments on nature and society
Cryosphere is where water is in its solid form. The cryosphere is changing faster than global mean under current and future warming scenarios and has great consequences to the feedback cycles of global climate. Among them, permafrost exists on land and is the only cryospheric environment where people live. Thawing permafrost, therefore, has risks to existing human infrastructure as well as lives of people depending on the landscape. I will present ongoing and future research topics at NORCE Climate related to cryospheric research.