Scientists talk permafrost to NWT legislative assembly

What they are talking about is a serious downer, but I'm thrilled that some politicians are actually willing to hear what scientists have to say. Go NWT!

Hydrologist Dr. Bill Quinton of Wilfrid Laurier University studied an area around Fort Simpson, N.W.T. He says in the 1940s, permafrost used to cover 70 per cent of that study area, now it’s around half.

That’s a 28 per cent decrease in 70 years.

”The N.W.T. is one of the places in the world that is warming up at the highest rate, so the eyes of the world are upon us,” says Quinton.