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Sat Aug 22, 2020, 05:48 PM

Impending doom: The most dangerous aspect of global warming that few are talking about.

Global warming is real.

Warmth hastens microbial evolution similar to a body builder injecting steroids.

Warmth is like a growth hormone for microbial life.

It's a free energy source for microbes, but it comes at 1 cost.

To survive, microbes must adapt to a warmer climate.

This extreme adaptation requires microbial life to evolve.

This evolution can often result in dangerous new disease causing microbes. Bacteria, viruses etc..

Just in the past 50 years we've seen..

Pandemic explosions..

HIV
SARS
H1N1 Swine Flu
Ebola
Zika
Mers(Middle East Respiratory Syndrome)
Bird Flu
Mad Cow
Chronic wasting syndrome
COVID-19

Many of these diseases seemed to come out of nowhere. Like they just burst on to the scene and began their deadly onslaughts.

Again
Warmth hastens the evolution of microbial life with often devastating results.

New pandemics are the new normal.

New pandemics will plague us for the foreseeable future with no end in sight.

Science will be our only defense.

Science NOT bombs must become the focal point of national defense.

Democrats, START talking about the dangers of microbial evolution caused by increasing global temperatures.

This problem will not go away by ignoring it.

How many more pandemics will it take to open our eyes?

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Reply Impending doom: The most dangerous aspect of global warming that few are talking about. (Original post)
Imallin4Joe Aug 2020 OP
Karadeniz Aug 2020 #1
volstork Aug 2020 #2
Imallin4Joe Aug 2020 #9
Hekate Aug 2020 #3
DBoon Aug 2020 #7
Hekate Aug 2020 #8
Initech Aug 2020 #4
Imallin4Joe Aug 2020 #13
CousinIT Aug 2020 #5
Imallin4Joe Aug 2020 #12
lostnfound Aug 2020 #6
AllyCat Aug 2020 #14
pwb Aug 2020 #10
Imallin4Joe Aug 2020 #11

Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 05:52 PM

1. Dang!

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 05:57 PM

2. "How many more pandemics will it take to open our eyes?"

...or to close them permanently?

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Response to volstork (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 07:04 PM

9. +1

I wish this were a bad dream that I could just wake up from.

Sadly, its becoming reality.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 06:05 PM

3. Just to point out: Democrats do not ignore it. Democrats have not ignored it. Democrats keep on...

...plugging away. But Democrats do not hold the Senate or the White House and are dealing with a criminal enterprise.

Never forget that at the moment when Barack Obama was being sworn in as president for the first time, there were several Republican Senators meeting privately who swore to make him a one-term president by blocking every single initiative he put forward, regardless of its merit. Two of them were Mitch McConnell and Lindsay Graham.

Never forget who is the enemy here.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 06:32 PM

7. Al Gore understood

and he was cheated out of a presidency he deserved

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Response to DBoon (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 06:42 PM

8. Yes he was. And every one of the young men known as the Brooks Bros Rioters has risen higher...

...in the party than we ever could have believed, including Beer-loving Kavanaugh.

Never forget who the real enemy is.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 06:15 PM

4. After the way conservatives treated this one, I'm going to say all.

Because if they don't learn from this one, will they ever? Probably not. This plague is entirely their fault. And the next one will most likely be theirs too.

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Response to Initech (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 08:35 PM

13. So very true..

The entire GOP is to blame for Trump's pandemic.

Maybe expect Romney. He appears to be almost the lone voice of reason from that side.

Trump and the GOP's ignorance is shameful and disgusting.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 06:18 PM

5. Scientists have warned that these deadly pandemics will increase in frequency & severity

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Response to CousinIT (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 07:57 PM

12. Thanks for the article.

I've read it before but nice to read again. Great article for those who haven't seen it.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 06:18 PM

6. Viruses don't count as microbes. They are non-living.

They canít multiply without a host, and what matters for that is population density, not heat.

On edit: Habitat loss caused by climate change can cause wild animals to come nearer to human populations, and if they animals harbor viruses, then that would be added risk.

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 08:51 PM

14. Yes. This is what I was thinking too.

Climate change is INDEED a major problem. Just a bit different than the OP asserts.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 07:07 PM

10. We all need to stay put.

Resist the corporate back to normal push. They caused all this.

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Response to pwb (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 22, 2020, 07:29 PM

11. Very true.

Thus, corp America is shooting itself in the foot by worsening this pandemic.

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