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Washington - Fever: Federal Report Says Global Warming Making US Sick

Published on: April 4, 2016 11:28 PM
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FILE - In this March 5, 2004 file photo, a man walks along a path lined with elm trees in Princeton, N.J.. The recent spring-like weather has a big downside for allergy sufferers: Tree buds, the first being elms and maples, have begun releasing pollen ahead of the normal time. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer, File)FILE - In this March 5, 2004 file photo, a man walks along a path lined with elm trees in Princeton, N.J.. The recent spring-like weather has a big downside for allergy sufferers: Tree buds, the first being elms and maples, have begun releasing pollen ahead of the normal time. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer, File)

Washington - Man-made global warming is making America sicker, and it’s only going to get worse, according to a new federal government report.

The 332-page report issued Monday by the Obama administration said global warming will make the air dirtier, water more contaminated and food more tainted. It warned of diseases, such as those spread by ticks and mosquitoes, longer allergy seasons, and thousands of heat wave deaths.

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Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy said if that’s not enough, climate change affects people’s mental health, too.

“It’s not just about polar bears and melting ice caps. It’s about our families. It’s about our future,” McCarthy said at a White House event unveiling the report.

Climate change affects more people in more ways than anything doctors have seen in the past, said Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. He said the report allows doctors to better quantify “the sheer number of pathways through which climate affects health.”

That includes air pollution worsened from power plants, pollen and even wildfires, he said.

“Not being able to breathe is one of the most frightening experience” for people, Murthy said. “We’re talking about scary moments for parents and children.”

Asthma is already the No. 1 cause of children going to the hospital and “now we’re seeing it worsening because of the heat, the allergens,” and air pollution, said Lynn Goldman, dean of the George Washington University’s public health school.

White House science adviser John Holdren highlighted heat waves, saying that even with some reduction in emissions of heat-trapping gases globally, “we can see thousands to tens of thousands of heat-related deaths in the United States each summer.”

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention computer simulations of 209 cities show that extra summer heat deaths will outweigh fewer winter cold deaths from climate change, said CDC’s Shubhayu Saha, a study lead author.

Holdren said the report is based on more than 1,800 published scientific studies and new federal research, and was reviewed by the National Academies of Sciences.

“The report clearly establishes that climate change is a major threat to public health in the United States,” said Howard Frumkin, dean of the University of Washington’s public health school, who wasn’t part of the report. He said the government isn’t doing enough. “There is a vast disconnect between the magnitude of the problem, as outlined by this report, and the response of government health agencies.”

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The report: https://health2016.globalchange.gov/



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 Apr 04, 2016 at 11:47 PM LionofZion Says:

This is such hogwash. What about all of the people who aren't going to die of cold exposure? And this report is about America. Are we going to do nothing about killer mosquitos and deadly asthma? These are treatable things. We can even use the money we are saving on heating bills to fund mosquito control and use air conditioning to help asthma.

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 Apr 05, 2016 at 12:16 AM Ayin_Tachas_Ayin Says:

Yes, I am definitely sick of hearing about global warming. Hearing about this stupid lie, is sickening. The biggest preachers i.e. Al Gore and all the Hollywood stars flying around in their private jets, are the biggest contributors of CO2 emissions.

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 Apr 05, 2016 at 03:51 AM MyThreeCents Says:

Why is everyone so hung up on global warming? lt is not in our hands but, it is Hashem's doing and all this "beholla" is a prelude to the coming of Moshiach. What is in our hands is our behavior and our actions, bain odom l'chaveiro and bain odom laMokom.

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 Apr 05, 2016 at 05:31 AM Anonymous Says:

Whoever believes in this giant hoax is sick indeed that includes most of the left.

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 Apr 05, 2016 at 07:02 AM ayinglefunadorf Says:

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MyThreeCents Says:

Why is everyone so hung up on global warming? lt is not in our hands but, it is Hashem's doing and all this "beholla" is a prelude to the coming of Moshiach. What is in our hands is our behavior and our actions, bain odom l'chaveiro and bain odom laMokom.

"Global warming? It is not in our hands" Please read the Holly Torah " Do Not Destroy Trees" The Rabbis later extended it to everything. BAAL TASCHIS.

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 Apr 05, 2016 at 08:49 AM Just Wondering.... Says:

"In this March 5, 2004 file photo, a man walks along a path lined with elm trees in Princeton, N.J.. The recent spring-like weather has a big downside for allergy sufferers: Tree buds, the first being elms and maples, have begun releasing pollen ahead of the normal time"

Well what about today its freezing outside temperatures below freezing.

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 Apr 05, 2016 at 09:21 AM BarryLS1 Says:

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ayinglefunadorf Says:

"Global warming? It is not in our hands" Please read the Holly Torah " Do Not Destroy Trees" The Rabbis later extended it to everything. BAAL TASCHIS.

Tell that to the Martians. The same weather patterns are taking place on Mars.

If anything, Global Warming is creating psychological illness from all the propaganda people are being fed.

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 Apr 05, 2016 at 10:47 AM sighber Says:

It's not the weather that's the problem-it's the pollution. What's making the US sick is the current administration and the election.

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 Apr 05, 2016 at 11:03 AM ModernLakewoodGuy Says:

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Ayin_Tachas_Ayin Says:

Yes, I am definitely sick of hearing about global warming. Hearing about this stupid lie, is sickening. The biggest preachers i.e. Al Gore and all the Hollywood stars flying around in their private jets, are the biggest contributors of CO2 emissions.

yup 100,00 harvard and yale trained scientists all got together and decided to lie. To you! Can you believe it???

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 Apr 05, 2016 at 11:30 AM Secular Says:

Today, April 5th record cold temperatures at 28 degrees this morning...

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 Apr 05, 2016 at 01:35 PM Anonymous Says:

Wow, the level of scientific ignorance expressed by VIN posters continues to shock me. What perhaps is more shocking is the willingness of the ignorant to share their stupidity with the rest of us. If you don't want climate scientists to opine on the Talmud, might I suggest that Jews with only a religious education not opine on matters of climate science? You know as much about that subject as you do about the proper preparation of a pork roast.

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 Apr 05, 2016 at 01:58 PM Mark Levin Says:

I think these alarmists are getting sick because they've been telling us for 50 years that we only have 10 years left, and OBVIOUSLY they're full of it.

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 Apr 06, 2016 at 12:44 AM Mark Levin Says:

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ModernLakewoodGuy Says:

yup 100,00 harvard and yale trained scientists all got together and decided to lie. To you! Can you believe it???

Amazing how utterly ignorant you are off the facts. Please pay attention and you'll learn something.

The "consensus" was taken from approx 80 or so "scientists" who "consensed" and were paid to get these results. The people running this false study weren't interested in all the other real scientists ESPECIALLY the meteorologists who study weather and its patterns.

It's always interesting to Google "global warming hoax" and see all the sites that are waking up to the fact that this is a $4 billion hoax that's been played on some people.

When I was a kid in the 70s, we were told we're gonna freeze within 20 years. When that didn't happen there were charlatans like Al Gore running around claiming we're going to boil by 2015. THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN EITHER!!

Then there was that email dump from the Anglican College in the UK where the email hoax was PROVEN to the world.

The FACT is that the temps really haven't moved at all in the last 30 years, other then to DROP by a little.

If you really believe this global warming stuff, YOU'RE A FULL FLEDGED APIKORES for thinking YOU have more control of the weather than HKB'H!

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