Monday, February 26, 2007
It has become the stock excuse for the dimwitted liberals of the world: whatever a problem, blame "global warming" for it. The war in Iraq? Global warming. Tons of snow in February? Global warming. Less hurricanes? Global warming. More hurricanes? Global warming. Less fish in the sea? Global warming. People crossing the border illegally into the United States? Global warming.
Now we have a new bullshit excuse: childrens' fevers could go up because of - you guessed it - "global warming."
Next they will tell you that some people have lower body temperatures because of global warming.
Fever claim on global warming
GLOBAL warming will take a toll on children's health, according to a new report showing hospital admissions for fever soar as days get hotter.
The new study found that temperature rises had a significant impact on the number of pre-schoolers presenting to emergency departments for fever and gastroenteritis.
The two-year study at a major children's hospital showed that for every five-degree rise in temperature two more children under six years old were admitted with fever to that hospital.
The University of Sydney research is the first to make a solid link between climate changes and childhood illness.
"And now global warming is becoming more apparent, it is highly likely an increasing number of young children will be turning up at hospital departments with these kinds of common illnesses," said researcher Lawrence Lam, a paediatrics specialist.
"It really demonstrates the urgent need for a more thorough investigation into how exactly climate change will affect health in childhood."
Dr Lam said the results, collated from The Children's Hospital at Westmead admissions, back up beliefs that children are less able to regulate their bodies against climate change than adults.
The brain's thermal regulation mechanism is not as well developed in children, making them more susceptible to "overheating" and at risk of developing illness, he said.
This is a truly amazing story, because, apparently, none of these diseases were around before global warming.
We cannot wait until Al Gore makes a film about this...he could call it "An Inconvenient Fever."