Sunday, February 25, 2007
The World Is Your (Tainted) Oyster
We've already heard alot about the Hollywood blockbuster apsects of global warming: Rising ocean levels, flooded coastal regions, hurricanes, droughts, etc. Now here's an LA Times article on the impact of climate change on the spread of disease, and it ain't pretty: The spread of marine bacteria into previously frigid waters; disease-bearing ticks and mosquitoes migrating further north and into highlands; allergy-provoking weeds thriving and producing more pollen.
I'd kind of made my peace with spending Christmas vacations on the beach in Nebraska. But if all I'll be doing is sneezing, I'm not so sure anymore.