Hidden beneath the permafrost lurks a killer, and as our climate warms, this invisible killer will re-emerge from its once frozen prison and devastate humankind just as it did thousands of years ago.
Anthrax, one of natures most harmful organisms, emerged from its frozen state beneath the permafrost of Siberia back in 2016 on the Siberian Yamal Peninsula. It was not alone lurking with it were many other deadly parasitic organisms just biding their time waiting to infect all that comes into contact with it.
Scientists all concur that the organism had laid dormant for thousands of years just like the Silene stenophylla plant thought to be extinct found within an old squirrel burrow in the same area. This plant, after spending at least 30 thousand years sprang into life as soon as it felt the first rays of sunlight which had melted the surrounding permafrost.
Should we be concerned? Anthrax alone is terrifying as can be seen by our lead picture, and Globally will infect approximately 2,000 people every year. However, what interests most scientists is what else is hidden away beneath the frozen tundras of the world?
The real answer to the above is simple, we just don’t know. However, we do know that with continued Global Warming caused by Climate Change that the inhabitants of the earth may be on the verge of a pandemic, the world has never witnessed before. Furthermore, it is very doubtful if we will have a vaccine capable of dealing with a disease which scientists did not even know existed.
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