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Sat Sep 7, 2019, 08:54 AM

Our kidneys might be vulnerable to the more frequent extreme heat brought on by global warming.


In the 1990s, health officials noticed that chronic kidney disease was on the rise in Central America. An epidemic seemed to be raging among farmworkers who toiled in sugarcane fields on the Pacific Coast in El Salvador and Costa Rica — one of the hottest areas in the region. To date, more than 20,000 people have died in the epidemic, and thousands of others have had to go on kidney dialysis to survive.

Researchers are now coming together around a hypothesis about what’s driving a little-appreciated epidemic, known as “Mesoamerican nephropathy.”

One main suspect: global warming. It has become a leading hypothesis to explain not just Mesoamerican nephropathy but a similar uptick in chronic kidney disease in India and Southeast Asia. The victims could be called “climate canaries.”

Roberto Lucchini, an environmental and public health professor at Mount Sinai who’s been studying the phenomenon, calls this the first epidemic that’s directly attributable to climate change. “It was not recognized before the rise in temperatures,” he said, “and the epidemic of these cases is currently observed in the countries that are more affected by in the last decades,” from Central America to India and Southeast Asia.

A new editorial, in the New England Journal of Medicine, augurs a “new era of climate-health crises,” during which “known diseases are being exacerbated and new diseases are arising.” Chronic kidney disease “is likely to be just one of many heat-sensitive illnesses that will be unmasked and accelerated by climate change.”

https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/2/15/18213988/chronic-kidney-disease-climate-change

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Reply Our kidneys might be vulnerable to the more frequent extreme heat brought on by global warming. (Original post)
orson Sep 7 OP
Da Mannn Sep 7 #1
DDKick Sep 7 #2
oflguy Sep 7 #4
oflguy Sep 7 #3
foia Sep 7 #5
DavesNotHere Sep 7 #9
Steelydamned Sep 7 #6
quad489 Sep 7 #7
nolidad Sep 7 #8
oflguy Sep 8 #10
SatansSon666 Sep 10 #11

Response to orson (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 09:08 AM

1. manual labor in a jungle evironment is NOT global warming.

heat and humidity are NORMAL there. this is just another bogus lie from the Left.

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Response to orson (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 09:14 AM

2. They think they are helping their list cause when

They link Glow Bull warming to every negative thing in the universe. They cannot consider people have tuned them out. When everything is Glow Bull warming then nothing is anymore.

I for one think warmer is better than an ice age that we have been warming up from for thousands of years.

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Response to DDKick (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 09:45 AM

4. Fear mongering only makes them look desperate

which they are

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Response to orson (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 09:43 AM

3. What global warming?

Summer?

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Response to orson (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 10:11 AM

5. Global warming ate my homework too

Is there anything that can't be blamed on global warming?

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Response to foia (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 07:21 PM

9. I watched global warming shit on my lawn this morning! Nt

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Response to orson (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 10:57 AM

6. You should probably....

....do a little research of your own before just accepting, then posting , crap from Vox

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesoamerican_nephropathy

Even plain old Wiki says what I already knew: scientists have no REAL idea what is causing this though and list it as a multifactorial disease. Agro pesticides, possible heat stress and dehydration and, alcohol and self medication.....among other causal factors.

But nowhere is it attributed to global warming.

Do a little research for yourself...

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Response to orson (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 11:07 AM

7. ''It was not recognized before the rise in temperatures''...wow, 1/2 degree makes that big of impact

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Response to orson (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 01:51 PM

8. Well it is a good thing then

That we are entering into a grand solar minimum! It will give our kidneys a break for up to the next three-four decades!

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Response to nolidad (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 08:59 AM

10. The solar minimum should also reduce terrorism

Since global warming causes terrorism, (or so they claim) Now that I think about it, so does a lack of jobs.

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Response to nolidad (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:40 PM

11. You know that TSI is only one of the forcings on the earth's climate right?

Of course you do.

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