The permafrost pandemic: Could the melting Arctic release a deadly disease?


Article about science policy workshop on microbial threats (held in Hanover, Germany, Nov 2019) in “Unearthed”, the web channel of Greenpeace UK.

This web article builds on an interview with CLINF coordinator Birgitta Evengård and focuses on the health risks emanating from the thawing permafrost. This was also the subject of last year’s international workshop on “Understanding and Responding to Global Health Security Risks from Microbial Threats in the Arctic”, to which Birgitta contributed. Hyperlinks in the article will – among other things – lead you to the various presentations given at the workshop; or go directly to the YouTube webpage.