Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Spinning Avian Flu, Climate Change

Despite the blogosphere's reputation for ill-considered punditry, some sites do in fact provide the long view on subjects like climate change and avian flu.

Health and climate change. The Pump Handle concludes that "pathogens may not even be the biggest health problem climate change brings . . . Farming will become harder due to hotter, drier conditions . . . so we’ll probably see more widespread hunger and malnutrition."

Spinning Avian Flu. "The most unsettling thing to us is when 'experts' tell us to 'remain calm.' " Revere wishes the international health community would stop worrying about panic over the newly confirmed case of human-to human transmission of H5N1 in China and just give us the facts.

Related stories:
Editing the CDC on climate change
Bird Flu: How Much Fear is Healthy? (an article I wrote for TIME)

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