Saturday, June 28, 2008

GASP!: Climate change makes simple infections kill your butt!

Will it ever end? Read the other GASP! series posts and BE AFRAID! While you’re at it, please be sure to peruse the unending list of horrors attributed to manmade climate change. The media obviously just doesn’t understand that they’re destroying their own cause with the global warming doom overload; people are more savvy these days and aren’t as subject to indoctrination.

Microbial life happens to be one my areas of scientific expertise, and I’m telling you that this article is hogwash. Droughts and floods don’t make superbugs; rampant, unnecessary antibiotic use by humans makes superbugs.

BTW, droughts and floods ARE NOT NEW in the 4.5 billion year history of the Earth (watch George Carlin’s rant to discern the ridiculousness of global warming alarmism). Droughts and floods are not fueled by humans or human-released greenhouse gases; they happened before we came and will happen after we go, regardless of how sincere and caring we are while we waste our time and energy believing we can do anything to affect the Earth’s climate. We are the most arrogant animals ever to live on Earth, that’s for sure; Tyrannosaurus rex has nothing on us.

Floods and droughts make mild diseases deadly | Reuters:

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Extreme floods and droughts brought on by climate change can turn normally harmless infections into significant threats, international researchers said on Tuesday.

They said weather extremes can create conditions in which several fairly harmless diseases converge at once, creating a "one-two punch" that can devastate populations of wildlife or livestock.

Many researchers have predicted that climate changes brought on by heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions could alter traditional relationships between pathogens and their hosts, making normally benign diseases more deadly.

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