You may have heard it breathed, in a voice edged with panic, that our warming world vast hordes of us shall die of malaria unleashed by the sweltering weather.
Leave aside the fact that the global-warming trend halted some years ago and that the "hockey stick" chart of uncontrolled head has been utterly debunked. Even if you posit that man is heating the atmosphere, reports the New York Times' Andrew Revkin, new research suggests that won't increase malaria at all.
Quite the opposite: The disease has been in retreat, researchers point out, even as temperatures rose over the past century.
This might prove to be an unfortunate point for Paddy to make, since his flies in the face (get it, mosquitoes - flies?) of one of his BFFs Daddio29, who has this to say (technocoloring his):
It was so effective that it eradicated the disease entirely in Europe, the U.S. and some island nations such as Taiwan. In the West, Malaria was defeated as an endemic disease more than 50 years ago. Now, though, it's a re-emergent disease of the poor, ravaging populations in South America, Asia and across sub-Saharan Africa. Spread by mosquitoes, malaria kills almost 1 million people a year and inflicts suffering on hundreds of millions more. But it didn't have to be this way.Don't you just hate it when the neocons can't even figure out whether up is down or down is up?
All I know is with all the rain and hot weather, it's skeeter season. Time to put on the armor.