World Malaria Day

Today is World Malaria Day.  While this site is dedicated to global warming issues, many have said the the increase in global warming will cause an increase in malaria deaths.  While it may be true that warmer regions will allow a greater infestation of malaria carrying insects, the conclusion that there will be more deaths is preposterous!

Malaria is one of the easiest to control diseases.  Unfortunately, it tends to occur in areas that are poverty stricken so the simple measures that can prevent outbreaks don’t get taken care.  Rather than cost the economy in the US billions of dollars in cap and trade, we could eradicate malaria at a fraction of the cost.  This is one of the reasons that I contend that fighting global warming using inefficient methods actually inadvertantly causes the deaths of thousands.


Evangelicals Debate Differing Views on Global Warming

CNSNews – June 1, 2007

I am not sure why this discussion even happens.  Actually, I do know but it is frustrating. In my opinion, the subject of global warming, it’s causes and effects, should be discussed by scientists not politicians and definitely not by religious theologians (and probably not bloggers). 

But I am a blogger and obviously I am discussing it.  Why do I have the double standard? Simple – the cat is out of the bag. The discussion of global warming is a top headline almost every night.  Do a Google News search and you will get dozens (hundreds?) of articles published everyday.


The truth about global warming

Halfway There – April 20, 2007

This is a very well written blog entry and I encourage you to go to the source article since I am sure that I cannot do it justice.  There was a broadcast of “The Coral Ridge Hour” that the author has recorded and transcribed.  He then took the transcription of the conversation of several weather scientists, paraphrased some of the comments and added his own pithy comments and editorials.

As you’ll see, even extremists like the good folks affiliated with Dr. Kennedy have abandoned any pretense of pretending that global warming is not occurring. They concentrate their fire instead on the notion that human activity has anything to do with it. The supposed experts in the program also suggest that global warming might be good for us.


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.


Global warming is making us sick

That’s fit – February 26, 2007

This blog offers an interesting conclusion. Not sure if the facts support the case that global warming is the cause for disease and infestation propagation to new areas of the world. The global temperature has only increased .6 deg C in the past 100 years and has been pretty constant (if not slightly down) in the last 10 or so. Seems like there may be a different cause for this change.

The original article is behind a password, so I will only link to the blog and you can choose to follow this or not. The original link is in the body of the quoted blog article.


Fever claim on global warming

Herald Sun – February 22, 2007

I have a problem with this one. This article claims that global warming causes fevers in children! While I am sure that when it is warmer outside, children are more likely to overheat but remember that most experts say that the earth has only increased 0.6 deg C in the last century. It varies more than that during the course of an hour in the US midwest where I live! I really try to have an open mind on global warming because the science is really not well researched yet BUT GIVE ME A BREAK!

I find this to be a perfect case of 2 unrelated findings being related together because it makes good press or someone has a hidden agenda.


Warming to spread disease, hunger in South Asia: WHO

Reuters – February 15, 2007

This is a very disturbing article about what happens if the global warming threat occurs. Massive disease outbreak and many deaths.

But the WHO’s environmental health adviser for South Asia, Alex
Hildebrand, said little attention had been paid to the impact rising
temperatures would have on the health of the region’s 1.4 billion

“Diseases like malaria, Japanese encephalitis, tick-borne diseases
and dengue fever will definitely thrive in warmer climates,” he said.

South Asia gets around 20 million cases of malaria every year.

Greater frequency of droughts and heatwaves will not only adversely
affect crops but will also punish those who live with a scarcity of
water and push up rates of respiratory illness.