Microbes and Environment: Global Warming Reverting the Frozen Zombies

Microbes and Environment: Global Warming Reverting the Frozen Zombies

Abstract

Abstract The earth’s climate comprises of a variety of complex interactions among
many components. Yet along with numerous factors, temperature is one of the most
crucial factor for no life existence on other planets of the solar system. The temperature
fluctuation facilitate the growth of different life forms including prokaryotes,
eukaryotes and many unclassified infectious agents like viruses, prions and viroids.
These organisms are playing a significant role in equilibrium of the ecosystem and
their survival as well. This climate change is the result of global warming which is
gradual increase in the earth’s surface temperature. The increased global warming is
causing the melting of glaciers and polar ice that is not only causing the increase in
sea levels, but this melting is also reverting back the pathogens (FROZEN
ZOMBIES) which were buried under the snow many centuries ago in the form of
corpses and carcasses as a result the same infections which were once diminished
from the globe are reversed back and with much more resistance. Human beings on
the other hand are the most intelligent creature and having place on the top of the
pyramid of ecosystem has evolved a number of tools and techniques for his survival
and a healthy lifestyle by combating diseases. This chapter describes permafrost as
a microbial habitat and global warming impacts on thawing of permafrost. It also
covers different factors that are causing global climate changes that results in reverting
back of lethal microorganisms and the infections they cause which were once
vanished from the globe.

No. of Pages
607-634
Volume
1
Author's Details
Ibrar Khan, Aneela Rehman, Khola Zia, Urooba Naveed, Sana Bibi, Rabia Sherazi, Ishtiaq Hussain, Mujaddad Ur Rehman, and Salvatore Massa
Research Field
Microbiology