Global Warming Blamed for Cooties in Japan and Hornets in France


NewsBusters – February 21, 2007

Another article to file in the Ridiculous category.  At least the blog referenced here makes fun of this as well.  The blog article describes that some people in Japan and France believe that an increase in head lice (Japan) and hornets (France) is the work of global climate change.  As has been described elsewhere on this blog ( the proposed warming by CO2 is the equivalent of moving 50 miles closer to the equator.  So call your co-worker that lives on the south side of town and ask him how bad the hornets and head lice are so that you can prepare adequately for the future.

Such seems certainly the case in Japan and France where a recent rise in head lice and hornets respectively have actually been tied to the planetary ailment being studied by soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore.

Koichiro Fujita, a Tokyo Medical and Dental University professor specializing in parasites, tells Sunday Mainichi, “But the real reason is global warming.  The warmer the climate, the faster the cycle from egg to hatching to larvae to maturity to laying eggs.”

Imagine that. A 0.6 degree rise in temperature over the past 100 years is changing the larval cycle of cooties. Seems like the DDT explanation might be a better one, doesn’t it?

Swarms of giant hornets renowned for their vicious stings and skill at massacring honeybees have settled in France. And there are now so many of the insects that entomologists fear it will just be a matter of time before they cross to Britain.”

What do you think is the cause? Wait for it. Wait for it:

Global warming has largely been blamed for the survival and spread of the Asian Hornet, Vespa velutina, which is thought to have arrived in France from the Far East in a consignment of Chinese pottery in late 2004.

You can read this excellent blog entry here.

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