Thursday, July 25, 2019

Climate Watch

Global warming skeptics sometimes say rising temperatures are just another naturally occurring shift in Earth’s climate, like the Medieval Warm Period of the years 800 to 1200 or the Little Ice Age, a period of cooling that spanned from roughly 1300 to 1850.
But a pair of studies published Wednesday provides stark evidence that the rise in global temperatures over the past 150 years has been far more rapid and widespread than any warming period in the past 2,000 years — a finding that undercuts claims that today’s global warming isn’t necessarily the result of human activity.
NBC News
Climate scientists drive stake through heart of skeptics' argument
Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky
Research argues that deadly Candida auris "may be the first example of a new fungal disease emerging from climate change."…
Fungal diseases are relatively uncommon in humans because of body temperature—but if they adapt to rising temperatures, and aren't easily treatable with medications, they could increasingly endanger human health on a global scale. Casadevall warned that while C. auris may be the first fungal disease whose emergence scientists have tied to rising temperatures, it potentially won't be the last.
"Global warming may lead to new fungal diseases that we don't even know about right now," he said. "What this study suggests is this is the beginning of fungi adapting to higher temperatures, and we are going to have more and more problems as the century goes on." …
Common Dreams
'This Is the Beginning': New Study Warns Climate Crisis May Have Been Pivotal in Rise of Drug-Resistant Superbug
Jessica Corbett

An opposing view

Armstrong Economics
Climate Change is about Overthrowing Capitalism
Martin Armstrong


Bob Roddis said...

So stop artificially stimulating over-building and sprawl with Keynesian stimulus, funny money loans, eminent domain and stop engaging in monstrous CO2 spewing military adventures etc.

Someone is not being serious here.


Kaivey said...

We're hoping to use the 'funny money' to put the environment right.