Researchers say that everything we know so far about the melting of Arctic ice is inconsistent with reality. The Independent reports that the region has warmed twice as fast as other planets over the past 50 years.
The discovery comes in March, when scientists found that the ice sheet in the Arctic Ocean was at its lowest level since satellite recordings began 38 years ago.
At the same time, NASA announced that the Arctic ice cover doubled between 1996 and 2013 compared to 1976-1996. Experts point out that the ecosystem of the area is threatened with extinction by polar bears, seals, walruses and even algae.
Worst of all, the so-called “point of no return” has already arrived, i.e. from that point of no return. However, scientists believe that global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will mitigate climate change in the Arctic and other planets.
Perhaps even more frightening is the fact that Arctic ice melting reveals bacteria and other pathogens that have been well hidden for centuries or millennia.
Not only global warming but also human activity is helping these invisible “serial killers” infiltrate the permafrost to the surface, more precisely the mining operations, which are, so far, very accurate, more accurately by digging into the area.
A similar situation occurs in Siberia, where the melting of the frozen rock layer has exposed many microorganisms that can cause dangerous diseases. Like anthrax. Tens of thousands of people and 2,000 reindeer have already been affected in the Yamal Peninsula in the past year.
Once the pathogens trapped in the Arctic ice sheet have come to the surface, it is only a matter of time before they are killed by various infections, such as the one that devastated the entire population two or three hundred years ago.