As climate change melts the permafrost, slumbering pathogens may awaken and infect humans.
Frozen bacteria and viruses are emerging from permafrost due to climate change
The rapidly warming planet is leading to melting in the arctic permafrost regions — which will release massive stores of carbon and lead to even faster global warming
[DIGEST: Phys.org, News Bureau Illinois, Nature, LA Times, Vice] Global warming will not only result in rising ocean levels, strange weather patterns and droughts. It could also expose us to dangerous prehistoric viral pathogens. According to Phys.Org, rising temperatures enabled French researchers to recently unearth a 30,000-year-old virus in Siberia. The virus, with the ominous … Continued