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Throughout history, diseases roamed the planet that are that were thought to be gone for good in the modern era. However, with the increasing temperatures of the planet and the subsequent melting of the Arctic, dangers that have been asleep are waking up. Diseases hidden in the dark, frozen of arctic ice have been popping up around the globe. This new threat of infection exposed by thawing ice is being faced right here in Alaska.
The layer below the surface that never thaws is called “permafrost”. This layer keeps the arctic ground in a frozen state and can preserve artifacts and bodies for a very long time.
Usually, the top 2 feet of permafrost thaws every summer. But with global warming gradually increasing temperatures, older permafrost layers are being exposed.