9 Ways Climate Change is Making Us Sick

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    1) Asthma and respiratory ailments
    Asthma is increasing across the U.S. Between 2001 and 2009, reports the Centers for Disease Control, the number of patients diagnosed with asthma rose by 4.3 million. Asthma is the leading cause of school absences, and of many work absences as well. Asthma attacks are often triggered by pollen. As it turns out, plants are starting their pollination season earlier, and it lasts longer. That doesn’t bode well for anyone who suffers from any number of respiratory ailments.

    2) Allergies
    In addition to asthma, the number of people suffering from hay fever and other pollen allergies is also on the rise. There are two reasons for this. First, the range where goldenrod and other plants that release heavy amounts of pollen is increasing as global warming makes parts of the country more hospitable to plants that used to be contained by colder temperatures. Second, as mentioned above, the sheer amount of pollen that plants are creating is increasing. Trees are the most common trigger for spring hay fever, reports the National Wildlife Federation. With spring arriving 10 to 14 days earlier than it did just 20 years ago, pollination is starting earlier. Hay fever is, too.

    3) Heart disease and stroke
    Extreme temperature changes, plus high particulate matter from burning coal and gasoline, can increase the risk for heart attack or stroke. The risk is particularly great if you live in an urban area with high levels of outdoor air pollution.

    4) Poison ivy
    Climate change is bad for you, but very good for poison ivy. As a result of higher global temperatures, poison ivy leaves are getting bigger, the vines are getting hairier and the oil in the leaves that makes you itch is getting more potent.

    5) Dengue fever
    As warmer bands of climate take hold, mosquitoes carrying dangerous dengue fever are moving north. Consequently, a disease that was once restricted to the tropics is starting to show up in the southern U.S. The Natural Resources Defense Council reports that two types of mosquitoes capable of transmitting dengue fever can now be found across at least 28 states.

    6) Lyme disease
    Diseases carried by ticks are spreading, as well, especially in the northeast. “In Maine, which had been considered less hospitable to ticks because of its colder climate, crews tapping maple trees are seeing more of them than ever,” Ted St. Amand, an entomologist and district manager for Atlantic Pest Solutions. “There never was much concern because deer tick was not that prevalent inland from the coast,” St. Amand said. “Now it’s everywhere.”

    7) Other infectious diseases
    Malaria and cholera are not big threats in the U.S., fortunately. But in the wake of extreme weather events, various waterborne pathogens can cause diarrhea and may contaminate water supplies. These pathogens reproduce more quickly in warmer conditions as well.

    8) Heat stroke
    Prolonged exposure to extreme heat can cause heat exhaustion, heat cramps, heat stroke and even death. Senior citizens may be particularly susceptible, particularly those who do not have air conditioning.

    9) Mental health and stress
    Extreme weather events like hurricanes and droughts are putting tremendous pressure on people, who worry about their basic survival. Stress, anxiety, depression, even post-traumatic stress disorder can occur when someone goes through a harrowing



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    wrong thread
     
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    No, what I posted is context.

    I'm just showing Crabby there are lots of other things in our environment making us sick.
     
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    Climate change sure does seem to be shaking up CTBoy's faith. You might call that a malady.
     
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    Exactly.

    The entire global warming thing has always been about money and nothing else.

    CTB's quotations of new lies doesn't help their cause at all.
     
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    Those who believe that garbage are in the minority these days. Many scientists who one supported have abandoned their support given the recent revelations of the dishonest science used to purport it.
     
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    I have certainly felt the effects of global warning. It has cause a significant amount of illness and fatigue as in I'm sick and tired of listening to their garbage.

    2 Peter 3:10 NAS77
    10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.​

    Now that's some global warming I can believe in!
     
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    tell me that in January when you are snowed in in upstate NY.:laugh:
     
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    Benefit: If global warming were true, fewer people should freeze to death.
     
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    We need to raise taxes and let the government take over our lives so we can go back to the Garden of Eden.
     
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    Meanwhile in other news, the polar ice caps continue to grow.
     
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    And garbage it is.

    And that's the global warming we should be truly fearful of.
     
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    And it does not say that the warming and fire are not a result of man's foolish mistakes.
     
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    God promises HE will destroy the Earth. It's in the Bible, like, several times. Before man-made global warming hysteria, even.

    Do you not believe the Bible ?

    Do you think less of us because we do ?
     
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    Maybe He knew it would result from man-made mistakes. It does not say this is not true. The destruction may come because we are violating the laws of nature He established. Do you believe in the laws of nature that God established?

    I believe the Bible. I do not believe many of your interpretations or you would not hold the views toward others that you write about on this BB.
     
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    The destruction will come with the returning of the Lord. It is not a separate issue. It will come at His hands directly. Those of us who are not beholden to man made science in order to interpret scripture know and understand this.
     
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    No one, even you Rev., has the correct interpretation of all scripture. God will do what He will do regardless of how right or wrong we are in our understanding.

    God may use man's mistakes to select the time of the return of Jesus.

     
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    Well good then let's go ahead and destroy it all. Come Lord Jesus!
     
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    And then perhaps he will let us suffer several centuries in very bad conditions as punishment. Remember the sins of the fathers are visited on .............

    Do you want to do that to your descendants?
     

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