Friday, May 05, 2006

tropical diseases in canada

Another side effect of climate change -- tropical diseases are expanding their range into places like Canada, and in higher elevations in the tropics that used to be free of malaria and other nasty diseases.

But surely there must be a positive angle to this? Let's see. If such diseases become re-established in the US and Europe due to global warming, they will get more attention from medical researchers than is currently the case.

Hey, I'm working hard to find a silver lining here! Meanwhile, do us all a favor and don't leave any standing water on your deck, that just breeds mosquitoes. (Yes, you fat slob of a neighbor, I'm talking to you.)