Your Fault: Global Boiling Is Biggest Human Health Risk

But, African nations can solve this with lots and lots of sweet, sweet no-strings-attached redistributed cash

Climate change is the biggest human health risk, says Africa’s disease boss

Climate change is the biggest threat to human health in Africa and the rest of the world, the head of the continent’s public health agency said.

Mitigating that risk was top of his agenda, Jean Kaseya, the director general of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told Reuters as he headed to the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, which begins on Thursday.

The measures needed, Kaseya said, would include funding to help countries in Africa trying to contain outbreaks of disease.

Diseases never happened in Africa prior to CO2 going above 350ppm, you know

In an online interview, he said the threat of “a climate change-related disease becoming a pandemic and coming from Africa” was what kept him awake at night.

Since the start of this year, Kaseya said Africa has tackled 158 disease outbreaks.

“Each outbreak, if not well managed, can become a pandemic,” he said.

Maybe stay away from eating bats and stuff that causes Ebola. Use DDT to kill of malaria carrying mosquitos

Scientists have linked a surge in diseases, including dengue and cholera, to rising global temperatures, which have broken records this year.

Cholera is a relatively recent disease, starting in the early 1800s. Before the Industrial Revolution. During the Little Ice Age. Same with dengue, though, that started in the late 1700’s.

Extreme weather events such as floods can also help diseases spread and challenge response efforts. Deforestation, a contributor to climate change, also pushes humans into closer contact with disease-carrying animals, like bats.

Stop cutting down the trees and moving where these animals live. That has zero to do with climate change, natural or anthropogenic.

Seriously, the Black Death killed an estimated 200 million during the beginning of the Little Ice Age in just a few years. The Plague Of Justinian killed 30-50 million during the Dark Ages. Smallpox in 1520 killed an estimated 56 million in just a year. COVID killed around 6.9 million, but, the population is way, way, way more than back then. In fact, many of the worst outbreaks over the past two millennia have occured during cooling periods.

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11 Responses to “Your Fault: Global Boiling Is Biggest Human Health Risk”

  1. Dana says:

    We have two rather well-known wars going on right now, both involving a nation with nuclear weapons, but global warming climate change is our biggest human health risk?

    • Professor Hale says:

      Democratic party activists try to tie everything to health risks. They have tried since the Clinton administration to use the CDC to promote their gun control agenda because gun ownership by private citizens was a public health “threat”. They even tried to tie gas stove use to asthma and other respiratory disease.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Mr Teach: Diseases never happened in Africa prior to CO2 going above 350ppm,

    All or none “believing”. Global warming is and will continue to alter the distribution and severity of communicable diseases. BTW, CO2 is currently about 420 ppm and will reach 500 ppm around 2050 barring any change in emissions (up or down).

    Mr Teach: Use DDT to kill of malaria carrying mosquitos

    DDT IS still used in Africa to kill mosquitos. Really? Mr Teach didn’t know this? BTW, mosquitos are increasingly resistant to DDT.

    Mr Teach: Maybe stay away from eating bats and stuff that causes Ebola.

    The working theory of the zoonotic vector for the Ebola virus infection in humans is the consumption of meat from infected non-human primates.

    Rather than hunt and forage, maybe they should raise Herefords, New Hampshire chickens, or Yorkshire swine instead. Not every human has the comforts of Raleigh NC USA. BTW, most of these exotic viruses are present in bat species and jump to other vertebrates, including native species, farm animals and humans where they come in contact, often coincident with human land-use changes.

    We know, we know… we Americans consider these pandemic and epidemic diseases to be confined to those “primitive” monkey-eaters and bat-eaters in Africa and Asia. Unfortunately for us Americans but –

    Between 2004 and 2018, the number of reported illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites more than doubled, with more than 760,000 cases reported in the United States. Nine new germs spread by mosquitoes and ticks were discovered or introduced into the United States during this period. The geographic ranges where ticks spread Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, and spotted fever rickettsiosis have expanded, and experts predict that tickborne diseases will continue to increase and perhaps worsen.

    Wildlife carrying the rabies virus are expanding to new geographic areas of the country. As global temperatures rise, deadly diseases that are a threat in other countries – like Ebola, Lassa, Rift Valley fever, and monkeypox – will increase along with the risk of them being imported into the United States.

    Valley fever – caused by a fungus that lives in the soil in hot and dry areas – has already spread into the Pacific Northwest.

    In fact, since we humans are proving incapable of effectively addressing global warming, we will be forced to address the adverse effects. Good luck!

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Rimjob: In fact, since we humans are proving incapable of effectively addressing global warming, we will be forced to address the adverse effects. Good luck!

      But earlier you stated that AGW was a “concept” that couldn’t be proven, so how would humans be able to effectively address an unprovable “concept”?

      Bwaha! Lolgf

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        MyLilStalker is like the dog that caught the car! Now what?

        MyLilStalker: how would humans be able to effectively address an unprovable “concept”

        That atmospheric CO2 causing warming is a fact. The theory is that increased CO2 will cause the Earth to warm even more! Hardly a stretch. But as you may or may not know, scientific theories are unprovable but can still be very reliable.

        Gravity is only a theory, yet we don’t normally jump off buildings. Do you know for certain that gravity as we know it exists 20 billion light years from Earth (about 14000000000000000000 miles)? We observe gravity in our solar system and count on it to keep even our former planet friend Pluto circling our Sun.

        The basic mathematical pattern was discovered by Kepler: the square of the orbital period is proportional to the cube of the distance.

        But what physical phenomenon exists to keep Pluto where it is in orbit, some 3.7 billion miles from the Sun? We can use calculations to conclude that gravity keeps our spiral galaxy spiraling. But what invisible “strings” or energy “rays” pull us to Earth when we parachute?

        How can human beans use their big brains to address global warming? We can reduce CO2 emissions which will eventually lead to a drop in atmospheric CO2. We can migrate to more hospitable regions. We can build seawalls. We can increase our forest fire fighting capabilities. We can adjust where and how we grow food. We can invent/use paints that reflect visible light in summer and absorb it in winter.

        Just because the SciDs choose not to believe the scientific community doesn’t mean the scientists are wrong. In fact, climatology experts will tell you there’s a 1-5% likelihood they are wrong! Is that assurance enough to act?

        How many more years and decades of CO2 dependent warming would you want to see before admitting to yourself that the theory has some validity?

      • drowningpuppies says:

        But the chubby little Rimjob keeps stepping on his own dick repeating his theoreticals and posing his rhetorical questions but cannot provide any proof of AGW.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          MyLilStalker has nothing to add. There is no proof of a scientific theory, only overwhelming supporting evidence. We get it. MyLilStalker is underwhelmed by overwhelming evidence.

          And please keep my dick off your lips.

    • Jl says:

      Same old unsupported assertion-“we humans seem incapable of effectively addressing global warming…”. Incapable of addressing…..what?
      “Number of reported illnesses has doubled…”
      That of course could be: there’s more people, hence more illnesses, or more people are recognizing the symptoms and getting medical care, hence more illnesses, or, there’s more mosquitoes, ticks and fleas, hence more illnesses.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Incapable of addresses the negative impacts of global warming. We know you don’t believe the Earth is warming, or on occasion when you kinda understand that it is, it’s not related to CO2 and anyway there are no negative impacts.

        We’re as aware of your position as much as you are of ours.

        The population did not double from 2004 to 2018.

        And the article stated that warming changes the distribution of mosquitoes, ticks and fleas, hence more illnesses. Glad you agree.

  3. Jl says:

    So in other words no negative impacts tied solely to agw.
    “Warming changes the distribution of mosquitoes, ect…”.. So in other words, warming has always done that-strange. And what’s causing the warming is still the issue.

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