Climate change is literally killing us.

By |2018-11-29T10:11:34-08:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |8 Comments

Actually, I would have thought that this was obvious. 

Courtesy of USA Today:

Global warming is making us sick.

The proportion of Earth’s population that’s vulnerable to heat-related death and disease continues to grow both in the United States and around the world because of human-caused climate change, according to a report released this week.

“Climate change is a medical emergency,” said report co-author Renee Salas, a doctor of emergency medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. She said, “It is truly harming the health of Americans, and especially the most vulnerable … Children, the elderly, minorities, and the poor.”

Growing populations of older people, people living in cities and people with diseases are the prime reasons for our increasing vulnerability, according to the report, which was released Wednesday and published by the Lancet, Britain’s most prestigious medical journal.

In fact, just last year, about 157 million vulnerable people were exposed to heat waves globally. That’s 18 million more than in 2016.

“We’re seeing increases in the frequency, intensity and duration of heat waves,” said report co-author Kristie Ebi of the University of Washington. “As our populations age and as they move into cities that have got urban heat islands, we’re seeing a large increase in the number of people who are vulnerable to high temperatures.”

Of course, this does not even count the number of people killed by the increasingly severe hurricanes, tornadoes, and droughts.

Not to mention the fires, increase in disease-carrying mosquitoes, and starvation due to loss of livestock killed by the incessant heat. 

In short, the reality of a planet that cannot sustain human life is inching closer every year. 

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8 Comments

  1. Anon November 30, 2018 at 7:33 am

    tinydjt tweet>”Just signed one of the most important, and largest, Trade Deals in U.S. and World History. The United States, Mexico and Canada worked so well together in crafting this great document. The terrible NAFTA will soon be gone. The USMCA will be fantastic for all!

    Pelosi, asked about the USMCA/revised NAFTA deal, jokes: “The, uh, whatever they’re calling it now…the trade agreement formally known as Prince…” OK

  2. Anon November 30, 2018 at 8:15 am

    https://www.vox.com/2018/11/29/18117931/gm-worker-layoffs-reaction

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/laid-off-gm-worker-taking-care-84-year-old-mother-rips-trump-lying-jobs-get-stripped-away/

    “Trump is not willing to put HI$ MonEy where his mouth is. And so many of my co-workers, around half of them, are still pinning all their hopes on Trump.
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  3. fuck you, state farm I November 30, 2018 at 8:51 am

    State Farm Insurance motto on one of their recent TV commercials:

    “man is greater than nature”

    No, denialist asshole corporation. Its not. Thats propaganda, and lazy artificialism. And very very dangerous.

    Man is OF nature. The two are one.

  4. fuck you, state farm insurance November 30, 2018 at 8:53 am

    State Farm Insurance motto on one of their recent TV commercials:

    “man is greater than nature”

    No, denialist asshole corporation. Its not. Thats propaganda, and lazy artificialism. And very very dangerous.

    Man is OF nature. The two are one.

  5. Anonymous November 30, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    If we didn’t value it then we don’t deserve it.

  6. #climatestrike November 30, 2018 at 6:14 pm

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