Different theories, same problem
There are many controversial theories about the global warming and its causes. Even if some are saying that the main source of global warming is pollution, Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of space research at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, is one of the scientists who believes that the causes are natural. His theory is based on the fact that not only Earth is having trouble with warming. There are other planets in our Solar System with such problems. Mars, for example, is one of the other planets which is having a bad time with the heat. National Geographic explains “in 2005 data from NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor and Odyssey missions revealed that the carbon dioxide <<ice caps>> near Mars’s south pole had been diminishing for three summers in a row”.
But it is not about your position towards global warming. It is about the inevitable effects it can have on our species you should be aware of and its deeper causes than massive flooding.
Bacillus Anthracis, known as Anthrax, is a quickly spreading virus. It has infected more than 1000 reindeer and 40 people, in July 2016. The story didn’t end there. A boy has been found dead in Yamal Peninsula from Siberia, one month later. He was only 12 years old. Other 10 people got to the hospital.
A team of bio-warfare scientists from the Russian government has unfold since then. They found out that in permafrost, a thickness of material of frozen soil, an Anthrax infected reindeer has been trapped.
Once brought to life the virus could harm or be deadly to men or animals. It might also “open a Pandora’s box of diseases” as BBC mentions. Moreover, the French University Aix-Marseille evolutionary biologist Jean-Michel Claverie says that the darkness, cold, and lack of oxygen of the Permafrost is the perfect climate for the conservation of microbes and viruses.
Is it possible for viruses that are older than humanlike species to be preserved for such a long time? In 2007 scientists conducted a study that led to the revival of an 8-million-year-old bacterium, which is twice older than any sign of hominid ever existed. The study shows that once they are revived, the viruses become infectious.
“Gates” throughout the Global Warming
Now we can relate to what the owner of one of the biggest companies in the world, Bill Gates, threatened. He should be at least considered because of his involvement in the industry of vaccinations. He claims that there are viruses even stronger than Ebola. Those viruses can kill millions of people if they ever make contact with the general population.
Those might be the reasons why many of the governments in the world are trying to provide their population with respiratory gears for protecting against biological contagion. We know very well the fact that if the Spanish flu or even Ebola were spreading and infecting more quickly, there could be no human race anymore.
However, BBC relates that we should not be overly concerned, but still focus on important matters like climate change. As the northern warms, the southern diseases are more likely to get stronger. Pathogens like malaria, cholera and dengue fever develop vigorously at warmer temperatures.
All in all, even if we can’t manipulate specific matters, it doesn’t mean we must ignore them.