Not-so-permafrost

“Anthrax spores can survive in frozen human and animal remains for hundreds of years, waiting to be released by a thaw. … The warmer climate has begun thawing the permafrost soil that covers much of Russia, including cemeteries and animal burial grounds. Thawing permafrost has also led to greater erosion of river banks where nomads often buried their dead.” (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/01/anthrax-outbreak-climate-change-arctic-circle-russia)

Bothered? Nothing to worry about. Not like we forgot something in the deep freeze. Apart from the anthrax. And that methane that keeps bubbling up and exploding. No radioactive remnants, no, nothing like that.

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Bison Bite

“While the rapid deaths and other symptoms shown in the mostly female bison that died at Fort Belknap were suggestive of anthrax, it was premature to sound an alarm … The reservation’s bison manager was out sick on Thursday and could not be reached for comment.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/07/10/us-usa-montana-bison-idUKKCN0PK04K20150710)

These circumstances are in no way connected.