Local weather change: Melting glaciers ‘may launch tons of dangerous micro organism’

  • Stephane Massinger
  • environmental journalist

Two members of the scientific study team

photo credit, Aberystwyth University

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Scientists fear thousands of tons of harmful bacteria could be washed up into rivers and lakes

Scientists have warned that climate change could release massive amounts of bacteria as the world’s glaciers melt.

Among the thousands of microbes that can find their way into rivers and lakes are potentially dangerous pathogens.

Researchers at Britain’s Aberystwyth University said their study highlighted the need for swift action to curb global warming.

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