Has 'Global Warming' Jumped the Shark?
Read thru this ABC News report on the "appalling" edits made in a CDC report redacting concerns expressed regarding health effects of global warming, and tell me this isn't one of big pile of horseshit. We have experienced significant warming during this century. Note how the bodies have been piling up in the streets from more and more people dying of infectious diseases and natural disasters?
The problem, according to the unedited version of the testimony, is that climate change is likely to have a significant impact on health -- and not only due to heat waves and disease epidemics.The Bush Administration doesn't do a lot of things right, but taking a stand on this insanity is one of the few.
The CDC report highlighted other issues addressed in the IPCC report, including how extreme weather events such as floods and hurricanes will cause deaths, large-scale population displacement and contamination of drinking water. Other concerns included how increases in temperatures encourage the formation of ground level ozone, the primary ingredient of smog which can cause permanent lung damage and aggravate chronic lung diseases, such as asthma.