Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Permafrost-Subsidence-in-Yamal-Peninsula-27MZIFLQHZRI.htmlConceptually similarPermafrost Subsidence in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VL9Completed★★★★Permafrost Subsidence in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VLCCompleted★★★★Indigenous Nenet Man in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VLECompleted★★★★Permafrost Subsidence in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VKXCompleted★★★★Thermokarst Lake in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VLBCompleted★★★★Permafrost Subsidence in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VKWCompleted★★★★Reindeer Herder in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VLRCompleted★★★★Reindeer Herder in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VM4Completed★★★★Nenet Camp in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VK7Completed★★★★View AllGP01VKZPermafrost Subsidence in Yamal PeninsulaAn indigenous Nenet man with his reindeer in an area of permafrost subsidence. Here there used to be a large lake the Nenets people relied on for fishing until a huge area collapsed. Now the lake is almost dry with a tiny amount of water left in it and no fish. The entire region is under heavy threat from global warming as temperatures increase and Russia’s ancient permafrost melts.Locations:Russia-Siberia-Yamal PeninsulaDate:29 Jul, 2009Credit:© Will Rose / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 2910pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change-Climate change impacts-Day-Drought-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Lakes-Men-Nenets-One person-Outdoors-Permafrost melt-ReindeerShoot: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.