Tuesday, February 07, 2006

- Climate change has unexpected effects

David Suzuki News January 27, 2006: Climate change has unexpected effects - Indeed, a changing climate has also been implicated in the increase of nematode parasites in musk oxen and the continuing destruction of pine forests by the mountain pine beetle. The relationship between an increase in pathogens and a changing climate is also cause for concern in regards to human health. A warmer world may be a sicker one for humans as well.

Climate change is not a simple process. Our atmosphere, our oceans, and all life on the planet are interconnected. Seemingly small alterations in one area can reverberate through the entire system, affecting the health of a tremendous variety of species - including us.

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