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Reports: Health problems tied to global warming on the rise

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By SETH BORENSTEIN

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The climate always changes anyway and I can understand dealing with air pollution etc but the world was warmer not even 1,000 years ago when grapes were grown in England of all places. You only need to have a cursory check of alarmist 'predictions' from the past to see how bad the so-called experts' understanding of the climate is.

Cried wolf too many times

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More fear-mongering in the lead-up to Glasgow. Where, oddly enough, attendees are exempt from the vaccine mandates enforced on the locals.

Wonder why?

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The climate always changes anyway and I can understand dealing with air pollution etc but the world was warmer not even 1,000 years ago when grapes were grown in England of all places. You only need to have a cursory check of alarmist 'predictions' from the past to see how bad the so-called experts' understanding of the climate is.

Since this is the consensus of science, a nameless person on the internet saying the scientific community is wrong using long debunked "arguments" is simply not worth even listening, there is a huge mountain of evidence clearly pointing to the dangers of climate change and human activity as its cause, without an even bigger mountain on the opposite side this is simply empty complains about something valid.

More fear-mongering in the lead-up to Glasgow. Where, oddly enough, attendees are exempt from the vaccine mandates enforced on the locals.

Antiscience people tend to disregard well fundamented knowledge as "fear-mongering" without ever offering evdicence for this claim, strangely this is almost completely about things that these people consider inconvenient. Almost as if the only criteria they have to "believe" something science says is if it is advantageous to them. Which of course would be ridiculous.

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I believe in the science of ice core studies. The earth is dynamic and alive. It constantly changes its atmosphere and land masses.

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What does the bottom picture have to do with the article?

Looks like a ghost draped over a girl that has some sort of doll on the right hanging. Is this a Halloween picture perhaps?

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Tip: A reader needs only to click on the accompanying images to read the caption and discover its relevance to the article. Sometimes, additional information not mentioned in the article is amended.

*- @5:15pm: “What does the bottom picture have to do with the article?”*

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Poor girl, dengue fever. The “shroud” is mosquito netting giving some protection during the evening & sleep hours in many tropical countries across the world.

- “…draped over a girl that has hanging” -

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What does the bottom picture have to do with the article?

If you clock on the picture, the blurb comes up.

Poor girl got dengue and the net is to keep the mosquitoes off her. Climate change means that disease-carrying mosquitoes are spreading the places where they previously weren't.

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Click on the picture of course, don't clock it!

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Another ‘blurb’ not included here is Japan last reported cases of dengue fever in 2014. The mortality rate for dengue can be as high as 50%.

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Our iPad Air did not show the caption when Clocking the picture bu my iPhone did. Must look into the glitch.

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Poor girl got dengue and the net is to keep the mosquitoes off her. Climate change means that disease-carrying mosquitoes are spreading the places where they previously weren't.

Most of Japan is at relatively low risk of Dengue and other mosquito borne diseases just because the infected mosquitoes that enter every year can't survive the winter, so outbreaks are limited and most of the time unrecognized. A winter that is just a little bit warmer would let those infected mosquitoes survive to cause exponentially bigger outbreaks of the disease the next year, in a city like Tokyo this would be catastrophic.

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