The report forecasts more frequent heat waves will increase the number of heat-related illnesses and deaths and lead to more respiratory and cardiovascular disorders.I'll resist the temptation to comment on how they are presenting a case that is far more severe than any forecast by anyone other than the Gores, Sukookis and other wingnuts (far worse than the IPCCharlatans).
Habitual bouts of extreme weather – such as droughts, violent storms, heat waves and cold snaps – are expected to carry a higher risk of injuries, illnesses and stress-related disorders.
Air pollution, including higher levels of ground-level ozone and increased production of pollens and spores, will exacerbate asthma symptoms and allergies. The report says poor air quality will also lead to more heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases.
Outbreaks of E. coli, typhoid and other water-borne pathogens are also expected as drinking and recreational water is contaminated by run-off from heavy rainfall.
And the report predicts new infectious diseases – and a comeback of others previously eradicated in Canada – will crop up across the country.
Okay I won't.
The report does not take into account (of course) the consideration that (a) we have drugs for most of those things, (b) that we deal with violent weather every winter (and most summers), and (c) that a lot fewer people will skid into poles and break their collar bones if we WERE SO LUCKY TO SEE THE WORLD GET WARMER.
On Ledrew Coren today on CFRB even Ledrew admitted that we now have a real debate on the topic.
And how DARE they warn us of anything, when 20 years ago THEY KNEW ABOUT HEP C IN THE BLOOD SYSTEM AND DECIDED NOT TO WARN ANYONE MOSTLY BECAUSE IT WOULD MAKE THEM LOOK BAD.
Fire them all.