climate change diseases
The appearance of infectious diseases in new places and new hosts, such as West Nile virus and Ebola, is a predictable result of climate change, says a noted zoologist affiliated with the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology at the Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln.
In an article published online in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Daniel Brooks warns that humans can expect more such illnesses to emerge in the future, as climate change shifts habitats and brings wildlife, crops, livestock and humans into contact with pathogens to which they are susceptible but to which they have never been exposed before.
Climate change is the cause of infectious diseases in new places? Wrong! The real reason, the common sense reason, is that infectious diseases are not uncommon in places where there is little or no clean water, little or no safe food, little or no basic sanitation, and poor or non-existent health care facilities. Deadly infectious diseases are now simply being transmitted to new places via visitors from these areas traveling to Europe, Asia, and America, and bringing infectious diseases with them.
Infectious diseases such as Ebola was, according to the CDC, first reported in 1976, in Zaire, with 318 cases. The Ebola virus is 40 years old. And occurred well before all the global warming/climate change hysteria.
According to the Federation of American Scientists (FAS): "Sub-Saharan Africa--accounting for nearly half of infectious disease deaths globally--will remain the most vulnerable region. The death rates for many diseases, including HIV/AIDS and malaria, exceed those in all other regions. Sub-Saharan Africa's health care capacity--the poorest in the world--will continue to lag." Why? Because the region has poor or no water, poor or no food, poor or no sanitation, and poor or no available health care. It's a horribly POOR area (now called, politically correctly, as a "developing" area).
So, the truth is, infectious diseases are simply being transmitted by infected humans, plants, animals, and insects traveling from developing countries to developed countries, via airplane, boat, train, and, in the case of America's southern border, feet.
What's the solution? The solution is better scanning and stricter denial-of-entry of visiting passengers, plants, animals, and insects from infectious-disease-ridden countries, NOT more government regulation of the fucking climate.
Global Climate Change is causing infectious diseases in new places? I think not. By the way, did anyone notice that when "global warming" was proved totally untrue (there was no global warming for 2 decades), the anti-human environmental zealots started calling it "climate change"? "Climate Change" means, whether the planet gets warmer, or colder, man-made activity is the cause. Climate change. So, if the planet gets warmer, the extreme environmentalists win. If the planet gets colder, they win. Either way, they get to be right. Either way, they can't be wrong. They can't lose! If the earth's climate changes at all, gets warmer OR colder, humans are to blame? Really? Has anyone ever heard of the Ice Age? That was severe "global cooling" which occurred some 15,000 years ago--and occurred 100% naturally--BEFORE man-made pollution, BEFORE cars and factories were even invented!
Hmm. Is the infectious disease "climate change" hysteria the same as the global warming hysteria. And dead wrong?