In the research world revealed a global threat to the world community in the permafrost zone.
Despite the rapid fall of the water level in the oceans and the destruction of a vast number of ecosystems, the greatest danger is the glaciers of Antarctica. As it was found in ice deposits contains an incredible amount of mercury and other toxic deposits. About it reports the edition Liga news Russia.
Before scientists predicted the lack of ice in Antarctica.
Estimates say that the polar cap consists of about 1.7 million tons of mercury. Similar conclusions were published by the staff of the U.S. Geological survey. A poisonous substance when ingested in water first will poison marine creatures and then land counterparts.
According to preliminary forecasts, by the year 2100 may be the melting about 70% of all glaciers on earth. Headache also adds the fact that the glaciers there are more than 1.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide. If these formations will be able to be outside, then global warming will be impossible to resist.
Unfortunately a very big, numerous gases and deposits of mercury can release deadly viruses. So, three years ago in the Arctic for the first time in 75 years proved to anthrax.