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The Arctic’s ticking ‘carbon bomb’ could blow up the Paris Agreement | Grist
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the globe, which translates to dramatic change. Sea ice extent, which has shrunk about 40 percent since regular satellite monitoring began in 1979, could reach zero percent in summer as early as the 2030s. Old, thick sea ice will likely be gone even sooner. Permafrost, frozen ground full of carbon, could thaw out and destroy a third of all the infrastructure in the Arctic (and also release deadly strains of anthrax). Rising temperatures could also unleash a host of other infectious diseases like Lyme disease, which is already on the rise in Canada.

“Insects like mosquitoes and ticks have the potential to connect the Arctic and tropics,” the authors write, which sounds like the sequel to Contagion.
softapocalypse  rpg  climatechange  arctic  lyme  anthrax  ticks  mosquitoes 
march 2019 by josephaleo
The Strange History of Anthrax Cases Tied to Men's Shaving Brushes
Men's shaving brushes made from animal hair were once linked with cases of anthrax around the time of World War I, according to a new report.
anthrax  doom  shaving 
april 2017 by ignatz
When come to town, the fanboy in me can't resist grabbing a camera. Top show! Chee…
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february 2017 by alpower
More than 12,000 people in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area vaccinated against anthrax / Arctic
RT @Laurie_Garrett: 1000s of people & reindeer vaccinated anti #anthrax in Siberia after many sickened by bacteria thawed frm permafrost
anthrax  Epidemics 
august 2016 by jstone12
Anthrax Outbreak In Russia Thought To Be Result Of Thawing Permafrost : Goats and Soda : NPR
Russia is fighting a mysterious anthrax outbreak in a remote corner of Siberia. Dozens of people have been hospitalized; one child has died. The government airlifted some families out because more than 2,000 reindeer have been infected.
additivism  anthrax  anthropocene  climate  change  environment  permafrost  stream 
august 2016 by therourke
Heat wave sparks anthrax outbreak in Russia's yamalo-nenets area • NBC News
Alexy Eremenko:
<p>Thirteen members of a nomadic Siberian community have been hospitalized after a heat wave thawed the carcass of an anthrax-infected reindeer and sparked an outbreak of the disease.

Around 1,500 of the animals have died from the highly infectious disease since Sunday, the government of Russia's Yamalo-Nenets autonomous district announced on its website Tuesday.

A state of emergency has been imposed throughout the region in western Siberia due to the incident — the first of its kind since 1941.

The carcass of a reindeer thought to have died from anthrax decades ago thawed and released the bacteria, sending the disease rippling through a population of animals already weakened by unusually high temperatures, according to local officials.</p>

Suspicions high that global warming, causing melting of permafrost, is to blame.
anthrax  russia  globalwarming 
july 2016 by charlesarthur

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