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Headlines: Impacts: Health Risks

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Climate Change: The View From the Patio

SCIENTISTS had some sobering news last week about the potential impact of climate change, and it didnt come from the foot of a shrinking glacier in Alaska or the shores of a tropical resort where the rising ocean is threatening the beachfront bar.

Henry Fountain (The New York Times | 4 Jun 2006)

Around the World, Warmer Temperatures Mean More Infections

April 25, 2006 - - At first glance, an outbreak of diarrhea among passengers on board a cruise ship in Alaskan waters in the summer of 2004 seemed to be relatively harmless.

Joy Victory (ABC News | 25 Apr 2006)

Link Between Stronger Global Warming and Cholera Rates

An analysis of four decades of disease records from Bangladesh shows that periods of extreme rainfall, drought or high temperatures sharply increase cholera rates, a pattern that shows global warming increases disease outbreaks.

SGW (StopGlobalWarming.org | 18 Nov 2005)

Malaria. Dengue Fever. Encephalitis.

These names are not usually heard in emergency rooms and doctor's offices in the United States. But if we don't act to curb global warming, they will be. As temperatures rise, disease-carrying mosquitoes and rodents spread, infecting people in their wake. Doctors at the Harvard Medical School have linked recent U.S. outbreaks of dengue (breakbone) fever, malaria, hantavirus and other diseases to climate change.

SGW (StopGlobalWarming.org | 18 Nov 2005)

University Of Florida Scientists Say Global Warming Could Spread Mosquito

VERO BEACH, Fla. --- Vanishing coastlines may not be the only peril in a global-warming world; disease-carrying Asian tiger mosquitoes may find the hotter temperatures to their liking and may show up in places theyve never been seen before, according to new research published this week.

UFL (University of Florida | 18 Jul 2001)