Now or Never––Attack Global Warming!

posted by Jael Ever @ 18:45 PM
July 14, 2011

This blog’s recent series on new tick diseases only presents the tip of the iceberg on how Global Warming’s extreme heat is re-distributing diseases all across the globe.  Increasing floods and droughts, also influenced by Global Warming, add to this new influx of disease attacks.  Moreover, as the warming planet melts both the permafrost in arctic polar regions and high altitude mountain ranges, diseases entirely new to present generations may be released. 

 The Union of Concerned Scientists reports:  “ . . . warmer temperatures and greater moisture will favor extensions of the geographical range and season for vector organisms such as insects, rodents, and snails.  This . . . leads to an expansion of the zone of potential transmission for many vector-borne diseases, among them malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and some forms of viral encephalitis.”  These scientists add that mosquitoes and other insects carrying malaria, dengue fever, encephalitis, West Nile Virus, Lyme disease, yellow fever, plague, avian bird flu, and related diseases can only survive in warmer or hot weather.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adds, for instance, that West Nile Virus had not been documented in the Western Hemisphere before 1999.   

       That there are no longer national or geographical boundaries to such diseases, National Geographic News agrees.  Adding “Babesia, cholera, intestinal and external parasites, red tides, Rift Valley fever, sleeping sickness and tuberculosis” to the list, National Geographic designates these diseases “the deadly dozen.” “Nat Geo” insists that an international wildlife-monitoring network be formed to give people an “early warning system” of protection from such diseases.  Christine Dell’Amore,  the National Geographic News reporter, states: “Of 14,000 known infectious organisms, 600 are shared between animals and humans.  The deadly dozen were chosen . . . as some of the most ominous health threats.”
 Moreover, in “Eye to the Past,” Ciara Curtin writes: “Hidden beneath layers of sediment or deep in the permafrost are the remnants of past life on Earth. Neanderthals, dinosaurs, and ancient equids once roamed the Earth’s forests and plains.”  She explains, “after spending thousands of years under dirt or ice, DNA strands and proteins begin to break down. DNA is prone to fragmentation, diagenic lesions and cytosine deamination. . . an ancient DNA sample dating back 30,000 to 40,000 years would have an average fragment length of 50 to 100 base pairs.” Obviously, modern man would not have resistance to coming pre-historic maladies.

 These days are not times for people to be careless about germ-bearing insects, diseases and death.  When warning of the need for true repentance and change before taking holy communion the Apostle Paul writes in Bible prophecies, “For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep” (1 Corinthians 11: 30).  Wake up America! Tell officials to attack Global Warming!

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