(ORDO NEWS) — Scientists have reported a terrible new find that could play a cruel joke in the future. So, due to the thawing of permafrost, greenhouse gas accumulates. It only aggravates the already deplorable situation in the regions.
Lapland today is not a snowy area where Santa Claus lives. Snow appears on the territory, but every year less and less. And this despite the fact that the area is located 250 km beyond the Arctic Circle. Climate change is evident.
According to Virginia Rich, a microbiologist at Ohio State University at Columbus, permafrost is melting before our eyes in many areas. The Stordalenskie bogs are new formations that have replaced real permafrost. In just a few decades, the region has changed beyond recognition.
Life is thriving in the swamps, according to scientists from Linköping University. Bacteria release carbon and methane. The concentration of greenhouse gases is higher than experts predicted. A kind of carbon bomb is formed. In addition, there are 15,000 soil viruses on the territory that are doing great.
Thus, the situation with global warming will only get worse. Transmission of viruses to humans is also possible.
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