In the remote reaches of Alaska, scientists have bored a tunnel deep beneath the tundra. And as a result, practically everywhere people look in this tunnel, the remains of extinct animals peek out from the frozen ground. However, the vast graveyard of which this is part has begun to thaw – potentially triggering a time bomb that could have frightening consequences for humankind.
Ensconced in the far northwestern corner of North America, Alaska has always been a wild and beautiful place. And even though the city of Anchorage is now home to some 300,000 people, there are parts of this sprawling state that are home to scattered communities whose lives have changed little over the centuries.
At the same time, in this stunning landscape of ice and snow, a worrying secret has lain buried for thousands of years. And now it has the potential to wreak havoc across the Earth as we know it today. But what could this time bomb beneath the Alaskan wilderness be? Outside the city of Fairbanks, scientists have stumbled upon some troubling revelations.