Doom: Allergy Season Getting Longer Due To Climate Emergency

Man, that 1.5F increase in global temperatures since 1850 is a bummer

The Big Sneeze: Climate change to make pollen season nastier

Climate change has already made allergy season longer and pollen counts higher, but you ain’t sneezed nothing yet.

Climate scientists at the University of Michigan looked at 15 different plant pollens in the United States and used computer simulations to calculate how much worse allergy season will likely get by the year 2100. It’s enough to make allergy sufferers even more red-eyed.

As the world warms, allergy season will start weeks earlier and end many days later — and it’ll be worse while it lasts, with pollen levels that could as much as triple in some places, according to a new study Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.

Warmer weather allows plants to start blooming earlier and keeps them blooming later. Meanwhile, additional carbon dioxide in the air from burning fuels such as coal, gasoline and natural gas helps plants produce more pollen, said study co-author Allison Steiner, a University of Michigan climate scientist.

Oh, so, this is all in the future per computer models? Huh.

It’s already happening. A study a year ago from different researchers found that from 1990 to 2018, pollen has increased and allergy season is starting earlier, with much of it because of climate change.

Allergists say that pollen season in the U.S. used to start around St. Patrick’s Day and now often starts around Valentine’s Day.

Well, this is what happens during a Holocene warm period. Perhaps these cultists would prefer the much shorter seasons during the Little Ice Age?

With moderate cuts in greenhouse gas emission from coal, oil and natural gas, pollen season would start 20 days earlier by the end of the century. In the most extreme and increasingly unlikely warming scenario, pollen season in much of America will start 40 days earlier than when it has generally started in recent decades.

So, give up your money and freedom and reliable, affordable, dependable energy and we can solve this! The talking points went out

There are plenty more. Me? I’m allergic to oak, so, that gets me, but, also dust mites, so, it’s pretty much all year that I take allergy pills.

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6 Responses to “Doom: Allergy Season Getting Longer Due To Climate Emergency”

  1. Hairy says:

    Teach why is the planet warming and why is that rate of increase increasing? Asking for someone else? Has the Earth’s wobble or volcanic activity changed significantly in the last 150 years.

    • Jl says:

      Please show your proof the rate is increasing , John, and the proof why it is increasing. Thanks in advance,,

  2. H says:

    Vapors of course makes allergies worse

  3. alanstorm says:

    Many on the right, for all their braying about cancel culture, have embraced an even more extreme version of censoriousness as a bulwark against a rapidly changing society, with laws that would ban books, stifle teachers and discourage open discussion in classrooms.

    When you misspell “left” so badly right off the bat, you’re not likely to improve.

  4. alanstorm says:

    Teach why is the planet warming…

    Happens that way between ice ages.

    …and why is that rate of increase increasing?

    Assumes facts not in evidence, counselor. But assuming it’s true, why do you assume automatically that it’s from human activity? It has changed innumerable times BEFORE humans appeared?

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