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The Polaris Project, Siberia
The core of the Polaris Project is a field course studying arctic system science at the Northeast Science Station in Cherskiy, Siberia (north of the Arctic Circle on the Kolyma River). It is one of the most remote and beautiful places on the planet. But it is also potentially one of the most important. As our planet's climate warms, carbon that has been frozen away in the permafrost is now being thawed and released into the rivers, lakes, and atmosphere. Siberia's "carbon bomb" can have far-reaching impacts on our entire planet and way of life.