Thursday, July 17, 2008

Kidney Stones set to increase!!

The Ottowa Citizen (our friends in environmentally-sensitive Canada) reports that global warming is going to cause an increasing occurrence of kidney stones:

Ouch! Those bastards really can be a pain in the arse!

How can this be linked to AGW (Anthroponegenic Global Warming)?

The report from the Ottowa Citizen notes that "One of the first direct impacts that global warming has on our health may hit us where it hurts: In the kidneys.

People will develop more kidney stones in a hotter climate, because the heat tends to make us dehydrated and that causes the stones to form, two Texas urologists say.

Drs. Margaret Peale and Yair Lotan of the University of Texas say there's already a "kidney stone belt" in the hot, humid U.S. southeast, stretching from Louisiana to Florida and north to Tennessee."

Well, we all know how dumb those Crackers in the Bible-belt of the USA tend to be, and becoming dehydrated in the approaching Armageddon of Global Warming is more likely to spread the affliction of kidney stones into many kidney stone-free areas.

Ottowa Citizen: "Expect that belt to move north with the warmer climate, increasing kidney stone rates outside today's belt by 30 per cent by 2050, they say in a paper published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "

Kaboom: This is a significant "plague-like" health risk which is set to expand dramatically with the irreversible onset of AGW, and I'm logging this post under the "White Horse" of Pestilence.

I have decided to utilise the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" to differentiate between the many different scientifically proven and peer-reviewed consequences of AGW, being the White Horse of Pestilence, the Red Horse of War, the Black Horse of Famine, and the Pale Horse of Death.

Unfortunately, without immediate concerted action, this analogy bleakly sums up our future....

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