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5 Diseases on the Move in North America, Thanks to Climate Change

Environment  (tags: climate-change, disease, environment, healthconditions, globalwarming, nature, oceans, humans, research, weather )

- 2220 days ago -
Experts note that climate change may also be impacting certain environmentally sensitive diseases, and not in a way that will have us breathing easier. Just how are rising water-levels and steamier temperatures playing with the planet's pathogens?


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Rebecca S (61)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 5:11 pm

Sue H (7)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 5:59 pm
Not very encouraging news.

Cheryl B (64)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 6:45 pm

Cheryl B (64)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 6:45 pm

Michela M (3964)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 8:39 pm

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Carrie B (306)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 9:29 pm
Thank you Michela! I do so appreciate all you do.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 9:38 pm
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE!?!...WE, AS INDIVIGUAL ARREST GOLBAL WARMING EVERYWAY WE CAN!!...STARTING WITH OUR SELVES,sharing with family friends , co-workers and the clerks at your store....2012, September, NOW, NOT LATER!!!...THERE IS NO LATER!!!...WE HIT THE SCIENTIFIC "TIPPING POINT" ALREADY THIS YEAR!!!.........
Please sign every petition you can find, demanding that the Presidential Canadites, ADDRESS, what they will do to stop it, during the debates...(of course most of us here at Care2, already know,, but the rest of America, needs to be informed, #1) It is real #2) IT WILL TAKE EVERYONE DOING WHAT THEY CAN, TO SLOW IT DOWN..AND WHAT WE CAN DO WILL THE EARTH HEALS, IF HUMANITY WILL LET IT HEAL....FOR YOUR CHILDREN AND THEIRS AND THE WHOLE pLANET EARTH, THIS IS NO GAME!!!

Susanne R (236)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 11:21 pm
The average person might be shaking in their boots after reading about the frightening side-effects of climate change, but the large corporations that caused them are probably doing a very animated victory dance. Imagine the benefits for them: new and expensive chemical repellants for the chemical industry to develop and sell at outrageous prices; new drugs for Big Pharma to develop to cure or treat the symptoms of diseases caused by climactic conditions that encourage the proliferation of existing diseases and promote the development of new ones. Those are just two scenarios. I'm sure that are dozens more. The actions of large corporations rarely benefit the average person. They may provide jobs, but are they safe jobs with good benefits? What does the average employee earn as compared to the company's CEO and senior managers? It's rare that the rank-and-file are ever offered anything more than the chance to eke out a living and, in so doing, help to create the conditions that cause climate change --which is killing them and their loved ones and ravaging our planet.

Carrie B (306)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 11:28 pm
Susanne, I do believe this is called APATHY!

Carol H (229)
Monday September 17, 2012, 6:22 am
very scary!! thanks Carrie, noted

samantha l (0)
Monday September 17, 2012, 10:24 am

Susanne R (236)
Monday September 17, 2012, 10:45 am
Carrie, I think we can add GREED (on the part of the large corporations) to that equation!

Terrie Williams (798)
Monday September 17, 2012, 10:53 am
Frightening? Yes. BUT, do NOT live your lives in FEAR. @ eople died this yerar here in the town I live in from West Nile. They did so because they did not heed the warnings and did not remove pools of standing water around their properties. They also refused to hed the warnings of being out of doors at night without using repellents like deep woods off...or even burning citronella candles or torches. COMMON SENSE. Use one's common sense and one greatly reduces ones chances of being infected with these nasty little viruses and diseases.

All over around this area because of many bayous and backwaters, there are warning signs all over the place where everyone who uses teir eyes can see them warning of the brain eating amoebas, west nile, dengue, et al. If there is a warning sign up for water borne infections, diseases and microbes......would anyone with an once of common sense swim in it???? Let alone let their children swim in it?????? HELLO!!!


Terrie Williams (798)
Monday September 17, 2012, 10:54 am
Crap....that's supposed to be 2 people died. I loathe my keyboard and it loathes me. Sorry.

David C (108)
Monday September 17, 2012, 10:57 am
and there are still people willing to deny its happening or saying we shouldn't do anything....not that I wish ill on anyone,but I wonder how much would change if it was relatives of the rich oil barons and their political slaves that would be the first to suffer financially and physically rather than those who already are......or will be the first here in the US to suffer.....

Chelsie H (19)
Monday September 17, 2012, 11:04 am
Ticks and mosquitoes are noticeably worse this year, and there are a lot more horses being infected with West Nile. It's pretty scary; thanks for sharing!

Past Member (0)
Monday September 17, 2012, 11:43 am
Grim reading.

Victoria P (115)
Monday September 17, 2012, 11:49 am
Noted with thanks

Robert O (12)
Monday September 17, 2012, 1:00 pm
That's pretty frightening. Thanks Carrie.

Amy Stotler (9)
Monday September 17, 2012, 1:08 pm
Noted and shared. Thank you for sharing.

Rosie Lopez (73)
Monday September 17, 2012, 1:18 pm
thanks for sharing

Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday September 17, 2012, 1:20 pm
Noted , thanks !

Bette M (91)
Monday September 17, 2012, 1:51 pm
Man is the culprite to all that is
occuring to the plant in every facet
one can think of.

Do your bit:
Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

John D (49)
Monday September 17, 2012, 1:53 pm
Scary is the wrong word to be using when dealing with any issue like climate change or the likes... thank you for the article!

Yvonne White (229)
Monday September 17, 2012, 1:54 pm
We've had West Nile virus in Illinois since about 1999..never heard of that fish virus though - sounds horrible!

Gene J (290)
Monday September 17, 2012, 1:54 pm
"What’s more, the EPA asserts that climate change will increase all water-borne diseases via heavy rainfall and flooding. Heavy storm water runoff will contaminate other lakes. Sewage systems will be overwhelmed, spilling waste water into crops and beaches. Gastrointestinal distress will take on a whole new meaning to us all. "

One more joy foisted on the world by the avarice of the 1% and their paid stable of skeptics, inserting not truth, but doubt into what the scientific world knows is certainty. Doubt designed to keep us talking rather than acting. Only soon, the acting will not be acting at all, it will be pandemic. I bet they deny that too. "just natural forces at work, they'll say". Right up until our species takes its last breath.

Christeen A (342)
Monday September 17, 2012, 2:42 pm
Thank you for sharing this information.

Jean C (18)
Monday September 17, 2012, 3:06 pm
Isn't it just a little too late to start caring now??? All of the people who drive gas-guzzilng autos and live in big houses which they heat and cool all year, I guess their egos are more important than caring about the environment. And how about all of the wasteful recreational driving on the weekend? Walk, run, or ride a bicycle, and loose some lard in the process. Personally, I am so utterly disgusted with most peoples’ disregard for this beautiful planet, but there’s not a darn thing I can do about it! What sickens me the most is that all of the innocent animals will ultimately pay for our selfishness. But wait, aren’t women now-a-days more worried about whether or not they can breast-feed their babies in Target???
Apparently what people fail to realize is that the children WILL pay for the sins of their parents…

. (7)
Monday September 17, 2012, 3:40 pm
Pretty scary, thanks!

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday September 17, 2012, 5:11 pm

Judith M (7)
Monday September 17, 2012, 7:49 pm
Pretty scary stuff.

Diane B (275)
Monday September 17, 2012, 7:51 pm
noted thanks Carrie

JM A (176)
Monday September 17, 2012, 8:32 pm

Ruth R (246)
Monday September 17, 2012, 9:21 pm
Thanks for the info.

Wannee Tinaphong (0)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 1:52 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 3:03 am
scary,but not surprising.

Kathleen R (138)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 3:39 am
read & noted

Sonny Honrado (5)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 5:07 am
Noted. We reap what we sow.

Edgar Zuim (47)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 6:50 am
Undoubtedly, worrying news. I hope humanity does not wake up too late to try to save the planet.

Karen B (8)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 9:16 am
Worrisome to say the least.!!!!!

Muriel Servaege (53)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 2:21 pm
Noted. It's pretty scary. But what else could we expect?
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