Epson and National Geographic have come together to raise awareness around how conserving heat is a great way to minimise our impact on the environment. In this short video, National Geographic Explorer Katey Walter Anthony explains how “heat destroys permafrost. Conserving heat is one of the best ways to minimise our impact on the environment. Choosing Heat-Free Technology to lower energy consumption, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help us slow permafrost thaw in the arctic.”
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet and Katey Walter Anthony’s research has helped to reveal that Arctic lakes are emitting five times more methane than previously thought.
Emissions from these lakes, also known as thermokarst lakes, are expected to peak by 2050 and it takes just one year for these powerful greenhouse gases to mix into our global atmosphere. “Up to 10% of the projected global warming this century could come from thawing permafrost.”