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?

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    it might be true

    • D g
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Permafrost just means under normal weather that area of ground never heard above freezing so it stays ice...  

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  • 2 months ago

    Permafrost is thawing out because of climate change.

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  • Who
    Lv 7
    2 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

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  • roger
    Lv 7
    2 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 S
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No, and try to find some smarter friends.

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  • MARK
    Lv 7
    2 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.

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  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    2 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.

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  • Retief
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Not true.

    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.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    There is nothing on planet Earth that's made of Frozen water that cannot be melted with ordinary heat given enough time

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  • 2 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.

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