This photograph shows a crater on the Yamal Peninsula, northern Siberia, taken on August 25, 2014. Its formation is possibly linked to climate change. Photo: Vasily Bogoyavlensky/AFP

Mysterious craters blowing out of Russia could mean trouble for the whole planet

Rising temperatures are causing Siberia’s long-frozen ground, called permafrost, to thaw which could worsen global climate change

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This photograph shows a crater on the Yamal Peninsula, northern Siberia, taken on August 25, 2014. Its formation is possibly linked to climate change. Photo: Vasily Bogoyavlensky/AFP
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