Scientists: Melting glaciers will release tons of bacteria

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 Scientists: melting glaciers will release tons of bacteria

Scientists have warned that a huge amount of bacteria could be released due to the melting of the world's glaciers.

including potentially dangerous pathogens, according to the Air Force.

Researchers from Aberystwyth University studied meltwater from eight glaciers in Europe and North America and two sites in Greenland. Scientists have calculated that a melting glacier situation could result in more than 100,000 tons of microbes being released into the environment over the next 80 years.

glaciers and therefore how much we continue to warm the planet,” said microbiologist Arvin Edwards.

As the flow of microbes into rivers, lakes, fjords and seas increases, this may “significant” implications for water quality.

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