We all know that the scientists believe the younger generations will see for themselves the total melting of the Arctic in 2040. What we did not know was the fact that the melted ice, or the new water running through the oceans, is most likely to bring old viruses and diseases with it.
Due to the climate change, along with the massive gas exploitation, the permafrost is being exposed. By melting the frozen soil, we usually see in the Arctic (the permafrost), all the substances that are in it (also frozen) become “awake”.
It is the same principle we use for frozen food: once you defrost it, you can eat it again.
For example, back in 2007, some scientists discovered a Spanish flu virus that was preserved in dead bodies found in Alasca.
What is concerning the scientific community now is the fact that other “false” eradicated diseases or viruses can re-appear in 30 or 40 years. Furthermore, not even the experts can explain much about the issue because it is still being studied. However, with climate change new concerns can come up, like the fact that maybe in 40 or 50 years the Nordic regions might face for the first time diseases like malaria or dengue, originally from the South of the globe.