Ancient viruses never observed by humans discovered in Tibetan glacier
Melting ice from climate change could release the pathogens into the environment, one researcher said, calling it a “worst-case scenario.”
Ancient unknown viruses found locked in China glacier ice and a melt could unleash them
– just like real-life Fortitude
China’s melting glacier draws millions of tourists and scientists’ fears..A loud crack rang out from the fog above the Baishui No 1 Glacier in southern China as a stone shard careered down the ice, flying past Chen Yanjun as he operated a GPS device.
More projectiles were tumbling down the hulk of ice that scientists say is one of the world’s fastest melting glaciers.
“We should go,” the 30-year-old geologist said. “The first rule is safety.”