CALLING SHARON GILBERT! Will “Zombie Diseases” Lurking In The Arctic’s Thawing Permafrost Unleash The Pale Rider?

CALLING SHARON GILBERT! Will “Zombie Diseases” Lurking In The Arctic’s Thawing Permafrost Unleash The Pale Rider?

The newly active permafrost is packed with old stuff: dead plants, dead animals, mosses buried and reburied by dust and snow. This matter, long protected from decomposition by the cold, is finally rotting, and releasing gases into the atmosphere that could quicken the rate of global warming. This matter is also full of pathogens: bacteria and viruses long immobilized by the frost. Many of these pathogens may be able to survive a gentle thaw—and if they do, researchers warn, they could reinfect humanity. Climate change, in other words, could awaken Earth’s forgotten pathogens. It is one of the most bizarre symptoms of global warming. And it has already begun to happen. The russian botanist Dmitri Ivanovsky was just 28 when, at a scientific meeting in St. Petersburg, he presented evidence of an unexplainable phenomenon: He had found a disease with no germ. Even more worrisome are the microbes we don’t know. “No one really understands why Neanderthals went extinct,” Claverie said…

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