Have you hear the latest scary story from Warmists?
(Environmental Health News) Higher summer heat is associated with increased risk of a rare birth defect that can lead to blindness. A 5-degree increase in temperature was associated with a 51 percent increase in congenital cataracts. The strongest link in this new study was found during a specific time of pregnancy when the eye is developing. The finding could be worrisome given climate change and increases in extreme hot-weather events.
First of all, it’s not science when they refer to it as “climate change”, instead of “anthropogenic global warming”. It’s politics. Secondly, let’s take a look at an article at Watts Up With That? by Willis Eschenbach
A 5°F (2.75°C) increase in summer temperature is significantly associated with congenital cataracts? Really? Now, think about that for a minute.
This study was done in New York. There’s about a 20°F difference in summer temperature between New York and Phoenix. That’s four times the 5°F they claim causes cataracts in the study group. So by their claim that if you heat up your kids will be born blind, we should be seeing lots of congenital cataracts, not only in Phoenix, but in Florida and in Cairo and in tropical areas, deserts, and hot zones all around the world … not happening, as far as I can tell.
Warmists tried something similar back in 2008 on World Health Day, saying that increased UV from hotcoldwetdry would cause more cataracts and blindness from cataracts. So far, hasn’t increased. But, without the scary stories which no one in the media tends to follow up a few years down the road Warmists would have a tough time pushing their cult.