Bummer: Hotcoldwetdry Is Shortening Pregnancies

See, the whopping 1.5F increase since 1850 is doing Horrible Things

How Rising Temperatures Due to Climate Change are Shortening Pregnancies

It’s bad enough that adults have made a climatological mess of the world. It’s worse that the mess is having a disproportionate impact on kids—who did nothing to create the problem, but are more susceptible to health issues caused by rising temperatures than adults are. Now, it appears, global warming is doing its damage even further down the human age spectrum. According to a new study published in Nature Climate Change, rising temperatures may have a direct impact on human gestational time, increasing the risk of early delivery.

Babies are considered premature when they are born at 37 weeks or earlier. But delivery between 37 and 40 weeks is still not considered ideal, with late-term births correlated to lower birthweight and even potential cognitive development problems later in life. Many variables can cause an otherwise healthy pregnancy to come to term earlier than it should—one is extreme heat.

To study this effect, Alan Barreca, an associate professor at UCLA’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability, and economist Jessamyn Schaller of Claremont McKenna College, analyzed daily temperature and county-by-county birth rates across the U.S. in a two-decade window from 1969 to 1988. That is an admittedly old dataset, but the researchers had little choice.

“In 1989, the vital statistics system started to be more cautious about information it allowed out publicly in order to make it hard to identify individuals precisely by place or date of birth,” says Barreca. “They even began masking some counties. So 1969 to 1988 gave us the most thorough information.”

Um, OK?

In that dataset, the researchers found that on days when temperatures reached or exceeded 32.2ºC (90ºF), the birth rate per 100,000 women increased by 0.97, compared to dates in which the temperature was between 16-21º C (60-70º F). There was a smaller, but still significant, bump of 0.57 additional births per 100,000 women on days that were hot but not quite as sweltering, ranging from 26.7-32.2º C (80-90º F).

Aaaaaaand? That’s barely a blip. And all from a tiny increase in temps, since you had a slight cooling period from the 50’s to about 1979. Ready for doom?

Troublingly, the problem is only likely to get worse. The 1969 to 1988 period was merely the leading edge of the heat spikes the world has experienced in recent decades. As climate change grows more severe—with eight of the ten hottest years on record occurring just in the last decade—more and more babies are likely to be emerging too early into a too-hot world.

Actually, I’m not sure why they care, since most of them are supporters of abortion on demand. Of course, this “study” using old data  … heck, we were in the hippy to disco to big hair and questionable fashion colors eras then … is being breathlessly repeated across the Warmist news media.

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9 Responses to “Bummer: Hotcoldwetdry Is Shortening Pregnancies”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    They act is if Air Conditioning had not been invented 100 years ago.

  2. John says:

    Teach
    That increase over the last 170!years
    Has that been at a constant rate ? Or is the rate increasing ?
    As for that rise being minuscule the last time CO2 levels were this high was 3millionbyears ago and there were crocodiles and palm trees above the arctic circle
    If temps continues to increase how soon would the temps be 8F hotter and woukd the Arctic then be tropical ?

    • david7134 says:

      John,
      Are you aware that CO2 rise occurs after the rise in temp.?

      If CO2 is so important to you, why don’t you and Jeff get together and plant trees? That would lower CO2 better than destroying the US.

      • John says:

        Well actually I do !!
        If u you ou want to stop illegal immigration so much why aren’t you down on the border on patrol with those crazy rightwing militias ?
        What exactly do you fo to stop illegal immigration?
        Have you ever done anything personally ?

        • Doom and Gloom says:

          I doubt you do anything of the kind. I would be willing to bet my wife has planted more trees than you have and she does it for the beauty and greenery not because she believes the planet is dying.

          Oh Contraire my friend, the warmer it gets the more water that is pulled into the atmosphere and the greener and lusher everything becomes. SEE Saudia Arabia’s DESSERT BLOOMING.

          You know and I know you are a scam artist.

          I doubt you have time to plant trees on the concrete jungle you live in. The man who is always bragging about people fleeing the rural areas for the Urban areas. It’s why the democrats lost 4of the big 5rust belt states because your side has ignored them for decades screaming were all gonna die because of YOU!!!!

          Hear that Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota and Pennsylvania????? Were all gonna die because of YOU and your manufacturing jobs.

  3. formwiz says:

    I’m sure the Geico caveman left copious records.

  4. Jl says:

    ‘There were crocodiles and palm trees above the Arctic Circle.” So in other words, if true would mean an expanded habitat. An that’s bad…how?

    • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

      A sensible correlation would be that they were making the babies in colder weather and consequently delivering them when the weather was warmer.

      Just sayin’.

      Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  5. Doom and Gloom says:

    “In 1989, the vital statistics system started to be more cautious about the information it allowed out publicly in order to make it hard to identify individuals precisely by place or date of birth,” says Barreca. “They even began masking some counties. So 1969 to 1988 gave us the most thorough information.”

    So they used data from 1969-1988

    Headline from that time……….Gwynne was the science editor of Newsweek 39 years ago when he pulled together some interviews from scientists and wrote a nine-paragraph story about how the planet was getting cooler. And what are they doing now…. They are trying desperately to Discredit this man and his SCIENTISTS whom he interviewed that were of the opinion it was getting cooler. This was in 1975 that the article was written…Might I add in the middle of this data set used.

    ***‘83% Consensus’?! 285 Papers From 1960s-’80s Reveal Robust Global Cooling Scientific ‘Consensus’ ***

    ‘83% Consensus’?! 285 Papers From 1960s-’80s Reveal Robust Global Cooling Scientific ‘Consensus’***

    This is the classic example of Bullshit from a bullshit artist throwing bullshit in our faces to scare people who usually dont read past the first paragraph IF THEY CAN READ AT ALL SINCE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE ONE DAY GONNA BE BORN WITH A 100,000 dollar cell phone attached to their thumbs.

    Here we have weather records used when people were screaming the GLOBE IS FREEZING. GLOBAL FREEZING. The worlds gonna end because it’s SO COLD.

    yet now its WAIT FOR IT: How Rising Temperatures Due to Climate Change are Shortening Pregnancies

    See they count on you not reading their articles. JUST THE FACT ITS ON THE INTERNET MUST MUST MUST MAKE IT TRUE.

    And this is once again why there are becoming MORE and not fewer skeptics of the bullshit artists spreading their manure for whatever political agenda they are working for this year.

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