Everybody panic, infers the Huffington Post
Climate Change: Flu Pandemics Linked To Strange Weather?
So, we are meant to infer that man-induced global warming resulting in hotcoldwetdry something something weather will cause flu pandemics.
What do the Pakistan floods, the Queensland floods, and the drought in Africa during 2010 and 2011 have in common with a hundred years of flu outbreaks? They may all be attributed to the ocean-atmosphere phenomenon known as La Niña –conspirator of El Niño. Together the two create the broader El Niño-Southern Oscillation climate pattern.
Changes in global atmospheric circulation accompany La Niña and affect jet streams and the behavior of storms in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, often resulting in extreme weather bringing about floods and drought.
I’m missing the part about “climate change,” ie, anthropogenic causation. Nothing in the story matches the headline. I guess we’re just supposed to male the jump that this natural process will be made worse. Like when everyone driving Hummers cause the Black Plague, killing 75 million during the beginning of the Little Ice Age.