We’re To Blame

A new potentially dangerous fungus seems to have appeared in the Northwest US and British Columbia, this according to Reuters. http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N22129903.htm

‘This novel fungus is worrisome because it appears to be a threat to otherwise healthy people,’ said Edmond Byrnes of Duke University in North Carolina, who led the study.

When I was reading this, I thought it’s just a question of time, maybe a few days,¬†before someone claims it’s all because of climate change. Well I didn’t have to wait long. The last sentence of the report:

Freezing can kill the fungus and climate change may be helping it spread, the researchers said.

So there it is. Everytime something potentially threatening appears, the first suspect is automatically climate change. It’s gotten that bad.

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  1. [...] Shoot FromThe Hip – Shot From The Hip By pgosselin I few days ago I wrote a post about how Reuters wasted no time blaming the outbreak of fungus in the U.S. Northwest and British Columbia on climate change:¬†http://pgosselin.wordpress.com/2010/04/23/were-to-blame/. [...]


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