Episode 2: A Thawing Habitat
This episode explores new science which reveals how global warming may result in Siberia becoming more habitable during the 21st century.
Read this episode’s science poem
Your barren canvas stretches
Tightly across forgotten states;
Caught between unforgiving waves
And starry mountain peaks,
Your pulse beats unhurriedly
In this hibernation of solitude.
Permafrost litters your landscape:
Its frozen core
A hard border to
Fertile soils and
But as the ice begins to melt
These borders shift;
Ancient ley lines retreating
Cutting new paths
Across a scenery
That will no longer
This poem is inspired by recent research, which has found that climate change could make Siberia more habitable by the end of the twenty-first century.
The original episode appeared here.