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Climate Change Is Releasing Frozen Microbes From the Arctic
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Among the dangers of climate change? In the Arctic, the thawing of permafrost is releasing frozen microbes, which include viruses.
Besides rising sea levels, unpredictable weather and other catastrophic events, climate change has had a particular effect on some of the planet's most northern regions. A 2019 National Geographic article noted that the planet's permafrost is melting at a far faster rate than scientists had previously expected. That's a cause for concern for a number of reasons, but given the pandemic that's currently affecting nations across the globe, there's one particular area of concern that seems especially resonant right now.

When permafrost thaws, the process can…
Tobias Carroll
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