Permafrost Thawing In Siberia Bringing With It Anthrax Outbreaks & Huge Methane Explosions

The ongoing melting of permafrost in Siberia has brought with it some very strange events — including the creation of massive methane blowout craters. In addition to the — sometimes catastrophically violent — release of methane from the previously frozen tundra, the melting has also been accompanied by the return of microbial illnesses that haven’t been present in the region for quite some time.

Siberia Is On Fire

In keeping with the theme established by the events of recent years, Siberia has once again caught fire. As it stands, this summer’s wildfires in Siberia have already burned through around 133,000 acres — mostly in southern Siberia, near Lake Baikal.