Latest Climascare: Rise In Kidney Disease Your Fault For Driving A Fossil Fueled Vehicle

This still provides zero proof of anthropogenic causation

The disturbing hypothesis for the sudden uptick in chronic kidney disease
Our kidneys might be vulnerable to the more frequent extreme heat brought on by global warming.

In its early stages, chronic kidney disease can lurk silently in the body, causing no symptoms at all. Eventually, as these vital organs fail, the hands and feet start to puff up, and sufferers feel nauseated, achy, and itchy. When the disease reaches its last stage, the kidneys fail and you can die.

Around 2000, health officials noticed that chronic kidney disease was on the rise in Central America. An epidemic seemed to be raging among farmworkers who toiled in sugarcane fields on the Pacific Coast in El Salvador and Costa Rica — one of the hottest areas in the region. To date, more than 20,000 people have died in the epidemic, and thousands of others have had to go on kidney dialysis to survive.

Researchers are now coming together around a hypothesis about what’s driving a little-appreciated epidemic, known as “Mesoamerican nephropathy.”

The main suspect: global warming. It has become a leading hypothesis to explain not justMesoamerican nephropathy but a similar uptick in chronic kidney disease in India and Southeast Asia. The victims could be called “climate canaries.”

Roberto Lucchini, an environmental and public health professor at Mount Sinai, who’s been studying the phenomenon, calls this the first epidemic that’s directly attributable to climate change. “It was not recognized before the rise in temperatures,” he said, “and the epidemic of these cases is currently observed in the countries that are more affected by [global warming] in the last decades,” from Central America to India and Southeast Asia.

So, it’s doom going up in temperature over almost 170 years by 1.5 Fahrenheit.

The basic idea: When people are exposed to long stretches of extreme heat, they sweat more. If they don’t rehydrate, or don’t have access to clean drinking water, the kidneys, which are supposed to filter waste and regulate fluid in the body, get stressed. Over time, that stress can lead to kidney stones and chronic damage.

OK, so if you’re stupid enough not to hydrate when it’s 90F outside, it’s your fault. If you don’t hydrate when it’s 91.5F, it’s because of ‘climate change’.

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3 Responses to “Latest Climascare: Rise In Kidney Disease Your Fault For Driving A Fossil Fueled Vehicle”

  1. Kye says:

    The more absurd the claim the more millennial’s buy it. Seems there is nothing too outrageous or too preposterous that can’t either be blamed on man made climate change or just white people in general. Everybody’s doomed because the white man invented the internal combustion engine.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The 1.5F increase is a global average. Obviously the warming varies in terms of place and time. Some areas show longer periods of record highs in the summers.

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