Global warming and its effect on Malaria rates


Because it’s a tropical disease, and as the world lurches towards a hotter climate, then ergo, we will see a rise in malaria.

Right?

WRONG.

Even as we have seen local – local – warming in East Africa, the Malaria rate has plummeted in that region.

Said data is being presented to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for its next AR5 report on how you’re a nasty Gaia-raping capitalist so just shut up and hand over some more money.

H/T WAWT and Benny Peiser.

UDATE

Affect? F*** me. Sorry guys. EEEEEEffect. Headline fixed.

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    • Winston Smith
    • October 6th, 2011

    Malaria is also a cold area disease. Especially in northern Russia. It took a heavy toll of German troops in WW2 because they didn’t know how to deal with the mosquitos.

    • ysd@hotmail.com
    • October 10th, 2011

    Malaria is associated with mosquitoes and swamps. It’s more closely associated with poverty than with warm climate. Malaria actually occurred in Britain during the Roman occupation. It was until quite recent times a problem in Italy – in fact many Italians suffer from sickle cell anaemia. Sickle cell anaemia makes you very ill, but it does protect you from malaria.

    If malaria has declined in East Africa there’s plenty of other explanations. For example, East Africa has experienced a decade long drought as a result (probably) of climate change. If there’s no water there’s not much of an opportunity for mosquitoes to grow and thrive.

    God you denialists are so out of touch with reality. How do you explain this? http://www.economist.com/node/10105011 ? Or is The Economist part of that vast conspiracy by climate scientists to get their hands on all those lucrative research grants? So they can upgrade their 1990 Toyota Camrys I suppose.

    Jesus… And to think people like you have the vote.

    • Don’t s’pose you could post the link again? It isn’t working.

      And please flesh out your argument that the drought is “probably” because of climate change… assuming you mean man-made climate change as opposed to regular climate change which has been going on, far more dramatically at times in the past, since the year dot.

      • Carpe Jugulum
      • October 11th, 2011

      No, Malaria is associated with a humid/moist environment where the female anopheles mosquito has an environment to breed and multiply (those that carry the malaria parasite). Of course nuffies like yourself can’t grasp the fact that there are differen types of malaria depending on the parasite that has the mosquito as the host

      Now, sickle cell anaemia is caused by a sex linked recessive gene, not the prognostications of flannery (who couldn’t tell shit from clay) or the goracle (who invented the internet hahahhahahahahahaha).

      If malaria has declined in East Africa perhapsit is because of better pest control, waterway management, hygiene, medical intervention, vaccination, malaria prophylaxis or a fucking fly screen on a hut fucknuts

      God you giai shills shit me, you create faux alarms to suck on the publicly funded teat, you create nothing, you contribute nothing.

      God you alarmist giai wankstains are so out of touch with reality, how do you explain this? – I know, it’s because you are deluded,smelly,inner urban, bloviating windbags who wouldn’t have a clue if it bit you on the arse.

      yds – can you speak french? – par le vous fuck you!

      Lady Jugulum has a question for you – anata wa onani o shimasuka is?

      I’m betting that’s a yes.

      • Winston Smith
      • October 12th, 2011

      Look here ysd http://www.malariajournal.com/content/4/1/19/figure/F1?highres=y
      and here: http://www.malariajournal.com/content/4/1/19

      Now, piss off you ignorant little shit.

    • The Wizard of WOZ
    • October 10th, 2011

    (Malaria is) more closely associated with poverty than with warm climate…

    If malaria has declined in East Africa there’s plenty of other explanations. For example, East Africa has experienced a decade long drought as a result (probably) of climate change.

    So they got richer due to the drought?

    Is The Economist part of that vast conspiracy by climate scientists to get their hands on all those lucrative research grants?

    Probably.

    And to think people like you have the vote.

    Fuck democracy hey. Only people who agree with me, you know, the ones who are better than the untermenschen in the proletariat should be allowed to vote. Lets start tattooing those who disagree with us so we can be sure they will wear their shame forever. While we’re at it, lets stick them into prison so their subversive ideas dont spread amongst the weaker minds in our new intellectual paradise.

    • Or shut them down in the courts.

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