Scientists have named the risk of melting glaciers

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The accelerating melting of glaciers could cause humanity serious problems

Climate change leads to thawing soil in permafrost areas. who was frozen for thousands of years, because of this, the surface of ancient viruses and bacteria.

As a result of melting of glaciers on the surface appear to be a dead body, as well as bacteria and viruses that cause dangerous diseases, says Science Alert.

So, on the Everest expedition are beginning to discover the bodies of climbers who tried to climb a mountain.

“Due to global warming ice sheets and glaciers are melting fast. We removed the bodies of some climbers who have died in recent years, but the old ones that were buried, now come to the surface,” said former President of Nepal mountaineering Association Ang Tshering Sherpa.

The melting of glaciers is a growing problem not only on mount Everest but also all over the world. According to the National data center USA with snow and ice since the beginning of the 20th century the number of glaciers has decreased very quickly – a few ice caps, glaciers and ice shelves was completely destroyed. For example, the number of glaciers in the National Park USA glacier, established in 1910, decreased from 150 to about 30.

The retreating ice has exposed both the terrible secrets of the dead bodies and ancient disease.

According to a study published in PNAS, in the permafrost of the Arctic was the virus detected age of 30 000 years, causing concern that increasing temperatures may cause growth of deadly archaic diseases.

Climate change leads to thawing soil in permafrost areas. who was frozen for thousands of years, and as the melting of soil on the surface of ancient viruses and bacteria that come alive and return to life.

The frozen soil — the perfect place for bacteria remained alive for long periods of time, perhaps millions of years. This means that melting ice could potentially open a kind of Pandora’s box of disease.

Recall that in Antarctica the ice shelf brunt cracks, which may cause spalling of a huge iceberg.

Glacier Brant for 35 years, there was stable crack. Two years ago it developed another crack, which he called Golovinskoe. It is increased by four kilometers per year.

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