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    Posted: October 02 2021 at 2:49am







BBC News: Climate change: Arctic's unknown viruses' and nuclear waste.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-58724710

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I think the permafrost is really one to watch. I read something quite a while ago saying that scientists believed there were thousands of potentially lethal pathogens buried in it that hadn't seen the light of day for thousands of years and that if they were exposed and released through thawing, the human population and the many animal populations would have no resistance to them. They would be like zoonotic viruses today. And then there's the methane release.......

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https://www.vox.com/2017/9/6/16062174/permafrost-melting


A new study in Geophysical Research Letters finds that the Arctic permafrost is the largest repository of mercury on Earth. Mercury is a potent neurotoxin. And scientists now think there is around 15 million gallons frozen in permafrost soils — nearly twice the amount of mercury found in all other soil, the ocean, and atmosphere combined.

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I remember reading about the permafrost dilemma 40 years ago.....

Nothing done then 

Nothing to be done now......

All to late.......

I can't understand how governments say they are reducing fossil fuel usage ,when the whole world is recharging some sort of devices.....me included.....

Shall I shan't I buy that ebike ??,

or do I still use shanks pony to get to the train station ?

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I read an article about this years ago.  I wish I could find it again and post the link.  It reviewed that Russian scientists were finding never before viruses in the soil in Siberia.  If I remember correctly, American scientists are now investigating the same situation in Alaska's rapidly disappearing permafrost.  It makes me wonder what they're going to find in Antarctica...

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Originally posted by WitchMisspelled WitchMisspelled wrote:

 It makes me wonder what they're going to find in Antarctica...

 Lost City of Adlantis.....

Spaceship.....

Ever watch the movie "the thing"

The Thing https://g.co/kgs/QFmPci

Just rewatched "Logan Run" a few weeks ago....

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Get out of my head.  I was thinking "The Thing" when I wondered about Antartica!  

Let me know when you get to Invasion of the Body Snatchers....

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Have to watch that little finger.....

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Originally posted by WitchMisspelled WitchMisspelled wrote:

I read an article about this years ago.  I wish I could find it again and post the link.  It reviewed that Russian scientists were finding never before viruses in the soil in Siberia.  If I remember correctly, American scientists are now investigating the same situation in Alaska's rapidly disappearing permafrost.  It makes me wonder what they're going to find in Antarctica...

That may have been the one I read. Definitely about unknown pathogens. I also remember something about mammalian viruses on frozen mammoths that no longer exist in our world but that could make a comeback.

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