Poisons released by melting Arctic ice

This BBC article discusses how melting ice will release poisons into out air and water. Pollution, anthrax – even nuclear waste – could be released by global warming.

What Natali describes is the visible, dramatic effects of a rapidly warming Arctic. The permafrost – up until now, permanently frozen land and soil – is thawing out, and revealing its hidden secrets. Alongside Pleistocene fossils are massive carbon and methane emissions, toxic mercury, and ancient diseases.

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