"Even if the findings of American scientists (on the presence of glaciers of mercury. — RT) is correct, it is unlikely that this will lead to some catastrophic consequences. Mercury, although element and volatile, sorbed after some time, that is derived from the dangerous forms in the environment. Moreover, the melting of glaciers will be severely stretched. The melting won't happen overnight or in one year, and within a few decades, maybe more," said Lavrushin.
Earlier American geologists published a study in Geophysical Research Letters.
In this experts highlight the threat of melting glaciers, since they are 793 million pounds of mercury. The melting of these glaciers due to global warming, according to scientists, can lead to disaster.