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>> Saturday, March 14, 2009

From The Ecologist book review on Time's Up!:

...Farnish touches on new, remarkably scary, material. He says our warming planet will provide a breeding haven for bacteria. “A mere 1˚C increase can therefore increase the division rate of bacteria by around 20%.” Farnish explains how TB is now dormant in the west, but will wreak havoc if the globe continues to warm at the rate it is. The same goes for typhoid fever and, terrifyingly, the bubonic plague. If we continue to alter the environment, we will, without doubt, suffer the consequences.


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