10 Deadly Diseases that Climate Change is Bringing Back

The impact of global warming – now widely acknowledged and referred to as “Climate Change” – can be seen and felt everywhere on earth. From extreme weather events to rising sea levels, the issue has become very real and several nations around the world have made pledges to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

The most dramatic of these impacts can be witnessed in the Arctic. Warming at twice the rate of the global average, the Arctic Sea ice is shrinking annually and the Greenland Ice Sheet has become unstable. Perhaps one of the most disturbing changes in the area is occurring underground in the permafrost, a frozen layer of soil that covers more than 25% of the Northern Hemisphere. Slowly thawing since the 1980s, long-dormant microbes, infectious agents, ancient viruses and spores are now waking up, ending up in nearby water, soil and food supplies.
10 Deadly Diseases that Climate Change is Bringing Back


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