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Rebranding Climate Change
as a Public Health Issue

Time Magazine, by Courtney Subramanian

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 8/8/2013 4:40:42 PM

To most people, climate change means melting snowcaps and helpless polar bears sweltering under escalating temperatures. But most of the world’s populations aren’t likely to see an iceberg in their lifetimes, much less a stranded polar bear in the wild. Which explains why the dangers of these environmental changes haven’t exactly earned high priority on most people’s list of attention-worthy crises. (Does anyone remember Al Gore’s $300 million We Campaign?) The politicization of climate change — the never-ending debate over whether it exists, for example, and the ensuing back-and-forth over its causes, its implications and potential solutions

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Do your bunions ache? Did you cough or sneeze this morning? Is Uncle Festus complaining about his sacradiliac? Blame Global Warming!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fleetusa, 8/8/2013 4:47:51 PM     (No. 9464811)

Shows the insanity of the GW "science".

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/8/2013 4:51:02 PM     (No. 9464817)

There has been an alarming increase in hangnails since the world started getting warmer.

Climate scientists believe it could mean one or more hangnails for up to 230 million Americans by 2027.

Well - - that´s it for me. I´m going to surrender my freedom and my wealth to the first glo-bull warmist I see wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Northcross, 8/8/2013 4:52:18 PM     (No. 9464822)

Note well the premise at the outset, namely that the polar bears are sweltering while the ice around them melts away. That image is totally false, pure propaganda, but the mindless parrots at Time accept it at face value.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: schnapps, 8/8/2013 4:59:22 PM     (No. 9464834)

Maybe it´s just me but I´d rather be overwhelmed by pictures of forlorn polar bears on ice floes than pictures of someone´s growing toenail fungus.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 8/8/2013 5:07:45 PM     (No. 9464843)

All will recall the leftist gun-grabbers trying the same thing with guns, turning them into a "health issue." All they need to find is some doc like my old college classmate, Arthur Kellerman, to gin up some "statistics," and they´re on their way!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: EQKimball, 8/8/2013 5:20:47 PM     (No. 9464857)

These people are relentless. Whack-a-Mole writ large.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rafter, 8/8/2013 6:27:20 PM     (No. 9464961)

Heat-induced heart attacks?? Since when?
Haven´t heard that one before.

If you have heart disease, don´t travel to high altitudes... lack of oxygen bad for ya.

Shoveling snow causes lots of heart attacks.
Since it will never snow again due to GlowBull Whoreming...
think of all the heart attacks prevented.

And you can avoid "heat-induced heart attacks" (sic) by not moving to Phoenix
anytime soon.

Btw, my elderly friends moved from Boston, MA to Scottsdale, AZ and said they wished
they´d moved twenty years sooner. It helped the man´s asthma enormously.
He worked until age 96.
They both lived to be 101.
They outlived all five of their children,
the oldest of whom only lived to be 73.
He lived in NYC.
The two who lived in Alaska died at age 49 and age 60.
All five of their kids lived in much colder climates than Phoenix and died younger.

Gosh, please don´t throw me into dat brier patch of GlowBull Whoreming!
Lemme join algwhore-zero in sipping a Coke with a friendly polar bear now...
I´ll text al at his iGloo...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: distorted, 8/8/2013 6:36:17 PM     (No. 9464976)

Sorry to tell you lofo´s & Time out there, but Sandy was not a hurricane.

Cold is the big killer from temperature anomalies and CO2 produces a greener planet. Humankind has enjoyed the short-lived Holocene for the last 12000 years and time is up. If you must fear nature, and she is a fickle witch, then fear the cold as Solar Cycle 24 collapses.

A few facts for the climate nimrods @ Time.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: southernboy, 8/8/2013 7:23:49 PM     (No. 9465037)

Under Obamacare everything is going to be a health problem!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 8/8/2013 8:22:58 PM     (No. 9465106)

A slightly warmer climate would, overall, have more benefits than losses. Longer growing seasons, less deaths from cold weather, etc.

Of course this won´t be a rational discussion. Climate alarmists have found their current arguments are being refuted one by one so they need a new routine to roll out that doesn´t make them sound stupid because, inconveniently, polar bears are actually doing pretty well and the ice caps are not melting.

So they are trying to involve a new group, doctors, with a new spin, health issues, to regain some traction before their new claims are also refuted. Also, they can make a case that "some" issues may be real, like an increase in asthma while ignoring all the beneficial things that warmer temps might bring.

Then of course the main questions still remain unanswered. Is the planet really warming? If so, fast enough to be concerned about? What is the real cause? The answers could be that we are not warming to begin with or that the warming is beyond our control.

So far, climate alarmists have no proof for anything.

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