Once again, its time to add to the official Lid "Stupid Things Blamed on Global Warming" list. During the past two and a half years, global warming moonbats have blamed each of the following on global warming, climate change or whatever they decided to call it these days:
Incredible shrinking sheep, Invasion of jellyfish in the Mediterranean, Surge in fatal shark attack, Boy Scout tornado deaths, Global conflict, Beer tasting different, Suicide of farmers in Australia, Bigger tuna fish, longer days, shorter days, Collapse of gingerbread houses in Sweden, Cow infertility, UFO sightings in the UK, Rise in insurance premiums, Heroin addiction, Frigid Cold Winters in Great Britain, Cancer, Death from heart disease, diabetes, stroke, respiratory disease and even accidents, homicide, suicide, water -borne disease outbreaks, heavier, wetter snowstorms treacherous for travel and ambulation, Lyme disease, swarms of allergy-inducing, stinging insects, along with mosquitoes and devastating pine bark beetle infestations and the spread of forest and crop pests, 40,000 dead crabs , unrest in the Middle East. screwed-up love making, the Japanese earthquake-tsunami, horrible rash of tornadoes in southeast United States,The Arab SpringThanks to claims reported by Climate Wire, we add to the list; extended severe allergy seasons, Lyme disease, malaria or dengue fever, trauma and depression, and high blood pressure and heart disease.
Dr. Anthony Szema is used to seeing patients with red eyes and runny noses. But in the past couple of years, the New York-based allergist has been faced with an onslaught of patients complaining their symptoms are starting earlier and hitting harder than ever before.
Szema believes climate change is a culprit in the extended severe allergy seasons. And he is one of a small number of physicians who are beginning to talk to their patients about it.
"I don't go on a soapbox making a scientific case, but by the time patients come to my office, they pretty much understand something is going on," he said. "They want to know why they are wheezing, why they have watery eyes and why their throats are swelling up. They understand the pollen season is worse this year."
"I give multiple etiologies," he said, referring to the causes of illness, "but climate change is one of them."Now that the allergy doctor is also a climate change expert maybe he should also spend time with the many peer reviewed studies that show the fraudulent nature of man-made global warming (that's why they changed it to climate change, because their global wasn't warming).
Most individual doctors remain reluctant to speak out on climate-health links. But top medical associations leapt into the fray this past year as U.S. EPA's climate regulations became a target of GOP-led attacks in Congress.Mmmm, I smell a fund-raising effort based on climate change. Is that the same American Medical Association that supported Obamacare against the will of their membership? Gee they are a believable source.
Medical associations join the fight for regulations
The American Medical Association and American Lung Association, for example, were part of a coalition that coordinated a defense for reining in the emissions from smokestacks and tailpipes. Their argument: Protect human health.
But Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, said doctors still have a special responsibility to read up on these issues, verify the facts for themselves and help inform their communities and policymakers.
"Every physician has a role in prevention, and if we can help improve the environment, why shouldn't we?" he said. "If we saw a river was infected, we would tell our patients that they shouldn't drink the water from that river or bathe in that river, and I hope they would do work as good citizens to make sure whatever was polluting that river was taken care of."
Dr. Benjamin should pray for global warming because of the news reported by Ed Morrissey of Hot Air this morning
Old and busted: global warming. New hotness: coldness. Reports from three different studies released yesterday point to the possibility of an extended period of solar inactivity not seen for three hundred years, and one that could bring a new mini-Ice Age:On the other hand claims of medical conditions caused by global warming give the government the opportunity to do what it does best, spend taxpayer money.
According to three studies released in the United States on Tuesday, experts believe the familiar sunspot cycle may be shutting down and heading toward a pattern of inactivity unseen since the 17th century.The signs include a missing jet stream, fading spots, and slower activity near the poles, said experts from the National Solar Observatory and Air Force Research Laboratory.‘This is highly unusual and unexpected,’ said Frank Hill, associate director of the NSO’s Solar Synoptic Network.‘But the fact that three completely different views of the Sun point in the same direction is a powerful indicator that the sunspot cycle may be going into hibernation.’
To help make communities more climate-ready, the Centers for Disease Control already has taken steps in the past year to help communities prepare for climate related-health threats. That agency is providing more than $5 million for 10 states and cities to begin to adapt to extreme heat and more vector-borne diseases and respiratory illnesses.
Outside extended allergy seasons and air pollution concerns, other health impacts linked with climate change are already readily apparent.Its fun to watch Doctors pose as climate experts, but their patients should know that it will be a cold day in hell when this global warming is proven. And based on the latest reports on sun spots and a mini-Ice Age...well lets just say hell might freeze over for other reasons.
Scientists are already documenting how insects that infect people with malaria or dengue fever are surviving and thriving in higher altitudes than ever before -- expanding their range and moving northward in Africa and Latin America. Changing migration patterns are also enabling dengue-infected mosquitoes to circulate in Florida.