Is it true permafrost has no melting point?
My friend said permafrost means permanent and humans can not create a hot enough temperature to melt it and it might not even be possible to melt it at all, true?
- PearlLv 73 months agoFavourite answer
it might be true
- Robin WLv 73 months ago
Permafrost is thawing out because of climate change.
- WhoLv 73 months ago
why the f//k have you picked the answer you did but not bother reading the other answers?
as for your "friend" - just cos humans cant do it does not make it "permanent" ,
and just cos something dont melt under the conditions it encounters does no mean it CANT melt
- rogerLv 73 months ago
No that is not true at all. It just means that far enough underground there is frost all year. .
It means that the average yearly surface temperature is below freezing. Perma frost in Alaska is melting and some trees are falling over.
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- Tom SLv 73 months ago
No, and try to find some smarter friends.
- MARKLv 73 months ago
This is another example of why the best answer function should not exist. If you need to pose a question you do not know the answer so you cannot choose the correct answer or the best one out of a variety of answers.
You have given best answer to an incorrect answer provided by someone who is simply here to gather points. She is ignorant on all things scientific and never provides a correct answer.
Permafrost is so-called because where it exists normally in the summer months when temperatures reach their highest the permafrost does not melt. However, it does not mean there is no temperature at which it would melt. It is incredibly stupid to claim this is so and demonstrates you cannot be bothered to think to simply accept such an incredibly stupid answer.
There are areas of he world where due to global climate change increases in temperature are leading to the melting of some permafrost.
- Bill-MLv 73 months ago
No it is NOT True and your choice for best answer is WRONG.
Permafrost can melt and it is melting or to be more precise Thawing out.
Climate Change is the Cause. The summer temperatures in the north of Canada and Alaska and Other places in the Far North are increasing.
- RetiefLv 73 months ago
It means that the temperature where the permafrost exists never gets warm enough to melt it.
But because of climate change, many locations where permafrost was permanently frozen are starting to melt.
- Anonymous3 months ago
There is nothing on planet Earth that's made of Frozen water that cannot be melted with ordinary heat given enough time
- MorningfoxLv 73 months ago
Your friend is being silly, or trying to see how gullible you are. Permafrost is just dirt, rocks, and water mixed together and frozen. It will thaw out and turn into muddy slush above 0 C (or maybe 4 C?). It's called permafrost because where it is, does not usually get that warm ... often because there's a blanket of soil over it.