Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Permafrost-Melt-Damage-in-Yamal-Peninsula-27MZIFLQD8OP.htmlConceptually similarYar-Sale in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VYGCompleted★★★★Yar-Sale Airport in Yamal PeninsulaGP0STQ2IOCompleted★★★★Nenet Sledges in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VJTCompleted★★★★Sunset in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VL0Completed★★★★★★Local People on Boat in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VMBCompleted★★★★Reindeer Horns Shrine in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VJRCompleted★★★★Reindeer Horns Shrine in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VJSCompleted★★★★Nenet Tepee in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VK1Completed★★★★Reindeer in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VX5Completed★★★★View AllGP01VMAPermafrost Melt Damage in Yamal PeninsulaA road of Yarsale, the last town at the edge of the wilderness of the Yamal peninsula, damaged by permafrost melt. The entire region is under heavy threat from global warming as temperatures increase and Russia’s ancient permafrost melts.Locations:Russia-Siberia-Yamal Peninsula-Yar-SaleDate:19 Jul, 2009Credit:© Will Rose / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change-Climate change impacts-Close ups-Day-Houses-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Permafrost melt-RoadsShoot:Climate Voices from RussiaThe Yamal peninsula, a remote region of north-west Siberia, is under serious threat from climate change as Russia’s ancient permafrost melts. It is one of the world's last great wildernesses and home for the indigenous Nenets people where they have herded their reindeer for 1000 years. Traditionally the Nenets travel across the frozen Ob river in November and set up camp in the southern forests. These days this annual winter pilgrimage is delayed. Herders say that the peninsula's weather is increasingly unpredictable, with unseasonal snowstorms in May, and milder longer autumns. In winter temperatures used to go down to -50C, now they are typically -30C. The snow is melting sooner, quicker and faster than before. Scientists are extremely concerned that if the global temperatures continues to climb, millions of tonnes of methane locked in the permafrost will be released. A ticking time bomb, a tipping point that will accelerate climate change to irreversible levels.