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BBC – Earth – There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up

However, what would happen if we were suddenly exposed to deadly bacteria and viruses that have been absent for thousands of years, or that we have never met before?We may be about to find out. Climate change is melting permafrost soils that have been frozen for thousands of years, and as the soils melt they are releasing ancient viruses and bacteria that, having lain dormant, are springing back to life.

Source: BBC – Earth – There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up

Will our final undoing be a pathogen we ourselves via our behavior have released. Yes, I think so.

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