Unknowingly, half of June has passed, and since June every year, the global temperature will continue to rise. This time period is also the annual high temperature season. People have to fight against high temperature every day, especially in recent years, the extent of temperature rise has become more and more obvious. In the past few decades, although the global temperature has also been rising, the temperature is still within the range that people can bear.
However, in recent years, as the temperature continues to rise, it has begun to surpass the temperature that humans can withstand. We all know that the normal body temperature of the human body is about 36 degrees Celsius. Once the temperature of the environment exceeds this value, people will feel hot and uncomfortable. And now in the annual high temperature season, the temperature of the environment can easily exceed 40 degrees Celsius, and in a few areas it can even reach 50 degrees Celsius.
This kind of high temperature cannot be tolerated by the human body. Therefore, every year when the high temperature season comes, we have to fight against the high temperature. In order to avoid the high temperature from harming us, many people choose to stay at home during the day, blowing on the air conditioner, and then come out for activities at night. And as the global warming trend continues, the temperature of the earth will continue to get higher and higher in the future.
In the eyes of ordinary people, higher and higher ambient temperatures only restrict our activities, but in the eyes of scientists, the continuous development of global warming trends may bring a devastating crisis to mankind. Some people may think that no matter how hot the earth is, we will be fine as long as we stay at home and blow on the air conditioner.
But in fact, as the earth’s temperature continues to rise, real disasters are being forced on us step by step. At this time, many people thought of the melting of glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctica, and believed that the crisis facing humanity in the future is the sharp rise in sea level. Indeed, as the global temperature continues to rise, the rate of melting of glaciers in the Antarctic and Arctic is also accelerating. According to scientists, if all the glaciers in the Antarctic and Arctic melt, it will cause the sea level to rise by 60 meters.
This increase will overwhelm most of the land, and humanity will usher in a crisis, but for the human civilization entering the age of science and technology, we will inevitably have excellent technologies for building maritime cities in the future. Even if there is no land, we can still live in cities on the sea, and mankind will not have a devastating crisis because of the sharp rise in sea level. So what is the real crisis of rising global temperatures? In fact, it is the ancient bacteria and viruses that are frozen in the permafrost.
We must understand that not all of the Arctic and Antarctic are glaciers. In addition to these glaciers, there are vast permafrost layers, and there are also frozen soil layers under many glaciers. The formation of these permafrost layers may last tens of millions of years. In such a long period of time, I do not know how many lives have been frozen in it. For those ancient creatures that are frozen in, we don’t need to worry too much, they won’t be able to survive. But it’s hard to say what ancient bacteria and viruses are invisible to the naked eye.
You should know that microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses are not afraid of heat but not cold. Ultra-high temperatures can completely eliminate bacteria and viruses, but ultra-low temperatures can only make microorganisms dormant. And microorganisms are very tenacious in vitality, they are like life that can live forever, even if they are frozen for a long time. As long as the temperature is right, it is possible to come back to life again.
In recent years, scientists have also collected some ancient bacteria samples from the frozen soil in the north and south, and then successfully resurrected some of them in the laboratory. It can be seen that the bacteria and viruses in the permafrost are not completely extinct, they are just sleeping. As the global temperature continues to rise, the glaciers melt and the permafrost will continue to recover.
With the unsealing of the frozen soil, the ancient bacteria and viruses in it may also recover in large numbers. If you want to ask in this world, what is the most threatening life to mankind? I believe many people will answer that it is a virus. That’s right, the virus is the most threatening human beings. In the tens of thousands of years of human civilization, I don’t know how many people have lost their lives because of the virus.
Even today in the age of science and technology, we still do not have the ability to control viruses, especially after the emergence of new types of viruses, they will often cause huge troubles to mankind. If those ancient viruses in the permafrost recover, what will happen to humans? It can be very cruel.
We must understand that ancient viruses are very different from modern viruses. Evolution is the main theme of life, and even microbes will continue to evolve. Life tens of thousands of years ago and life now are bound to be genetically different. The genetic sequence of ancient viruses is also very different from that of current viruses, so we know very little about ancient viruses. Once these ancient viruses have a strong contagion ability, they may spread throughout the world in a short time.
Some people may say that in order for a virus to infect humans, it needs a corresponding receptor in the human body. If there is no receptor, ancient viruses cannot infect humans. Although this is true, once the ancient virus spreads, it may first infect other natural creatures. There are millions of species of organisms in nature, and there are always some organisms that can infect ancient viruses.
It is very normal for ancient viruses to use natural creatures as a medium to infect humans. You know, most of the viruses in the human world are brought by various organisms in nature. Therefore, once the ancient virus recovers, the possibility of large-scale infection of the entire natural world is very high, and humans will not be spared at that time.
I believe that many of my friends have seen some Resident Evil movies and novels. Although those are just fictional scenes by the author, in the real world, the future cannot happen. If there is an ancient virus that is very threatening to mankind, and mankind does not understand the virus safely, it may spread to the world in a very short time. At that time, mankind will usher in an apocalyptic crisis.
Of course, the above is only in the stage of exploration and conjecture. The rising global temperature has caused the continuous melting of glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctic, which is estimated to be a trend that is difficult to change. As for whether the revival of ancient bacteria and viruses can threaten the earth’s ecology and humans, it is still unclear. It requires continuous exploration and research by scientists, and scientists are now actively exploring and analyzing these ancient bacteria and viruses. If they are just some benign viruses, then we naturally need not worry.
But if some of these viruses pose a great threat, then we have to prepare in advance. The only thing that can defeat the virus is the power of science and technology. As long as our technology develops faster, the trend of global warming can be slowed down. I believe that all future disasters may occur, and we have a way to solve it.