Not a sparrow falls in the forest that doesn’t get blamed on global warming. Now researchers in Australia claim global warming will cause the following maladies: obesity, food poisoning, and mosquito-borne diseases, mental illness, heart attacks, strokes, and respiratory disease. From the article in Herald Sun:
Instances of obesity, food poisoning, and mosquito-borne diseases such as the deadly Ross River fever are also likely to rise as climate change raises average and extreme temperatures.
The Healthy Planet, Places and People report released yesterday, says mental health in rural areas is also likely to suffer from more frequent and more intense droughts.
Commissioned by Research Australia, the report predicts deaths from heart attacks, strokes and respiratory diseases, triggered by an increase in heatwaves, could triple by 2050.
For the sake of efficiency, perhaps they sould refocus their research on finding maladies that global warming won’t cause or worsen.