Sunday, December 23, 2007

tropical iceland?

Climate change is moving right along. Despite the Fiery Furnaces' song, Iceland isn't tropical yet. But things are shifting.

The residents of Castiglioni di Cervia, in Italy, suffered an outbreak of a strange disease this past summer. It was a tropical disease called chikungunya, usually found in the Indian Ocean region, a recent immigrant into Italy in the bodies of tiger mosquitoes, moving farther north as Europe's climate becomes warmer.

No reason to expect such moves won't reach the US. Maybe we can all look forward to a day again when diseases like dengue fever and malaria are found in Georgia.

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