The risk of melting in the Arctic and Siberia animal burial sites of anthrax is very large, said to RIA Novosti, the head of the climate programme of the world wildlife Fund (WWF) of Russia Alexey Kokorin.
As reported previously, the center “Antistikhia”, active thawing of permafrost on the Arctic coast of Russia, taking place due to global warming may lead to opening of old burial sites of anthrax, as has happened on the Yamal Peninsula in the summer of 2016.
“The risk of melting of burial is indeed very high, with uneven, somewhere the risk of melting is zero, and where everything can happen very quickly. You have to understand that this is a long process for XXI century. All the predictions say that will be all the deeper summer thawing of the permafrost across the page, starting from Arkhangelsk region to Yakutia, the Kolyma river and southern Siberia”, – said Kokorin.
According to him, is not just gradual thawing permafrost down, and a quick thawing thermokarst – underground ice layer. In addition, the increased spring floods and rivers eroding banks along with cemeteries and burial grounds. In addition, the soil of the coast becomes softer due to the melting of permafrost.