Skip to comments.Health Care System Needs To Prepare For Global Warming
Posted on 06/27/2014 9:26:01 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Climate change is happening, and with that will come more deaths from heat-related illness and disease, according to a report released Tuesday. The report, spearheaded and funded by investor and philanthropist Thomas Steyer, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, examines many of the effects of climate change for business and individuals.
"One of the most striking findings in our analysis is that increasing heat and humidity in some parts of the country could lead to outside conditions that are literally unbearable to humans, who must maintain a skin temperature below 95°F in order to effectively cool down and avoid fatal heat stroke," the report's authors wrote. They use a "Humid Heat Stroke Index" that combines heat and humidity levels to measure how close they come to the point where the body is unable to cool its core temperature. So far the nation has never reached that level, "but if we continue on our current climate path, this will change, with residents in the eastern half of the U.S. experiencing 1 such day a year on average by centurys end and nearly 13 such days per year into the next century."
Dr. Al Sommer says that often overlooked in the current debate is the effect of global warming on individuals and hospitals.
"There will be places that are heavily populated that will see four months in a row with 95 degree and over weather. You wont be able to let your kids play outside," he told KHN. "The average will be miserable. When your sweat can't evaporate, you have no way to moderate core body temperature, and some people will die. Thats why you had 700 deaths in Chicago in a one week period in 1995. We're going to have a lot of those periods."
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This is embarrassing scare tactic bullpoop. These creeps should be ashamed. If what they say were true, which it isn’t, we would all be better off dead.
I never knew it gets hot in the summer..Thanks Dr. Al Sommer.
Al Gore’s about to announce. ...THE WAR ON WEATHER
it will doubtless be as great a success as the war on drugs..and the war on poverty!!
I just love these satire articles.
[Thomas] Steyer is a leading Democratic activist and fundraiser. In 1983, he worked on the Walter Mondale for President campaign. He raised money for Bill Bradley in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004. An early supporter of Hillary Clinton for President, Steyer became one of Barack Obamas most prolific fundraisers. Steyer served as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 2004 and 2008, and has been a member of the Hamilton Project since 2005. Steyer has been accused of "cronyism". Steyer, one of the backers of Greener Capital, will benefit from the anti-oil policies of the Obama administration.
Steyer gave a speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. He commented that the election was a choice about whether to go backward or forward. And that choice is especially stark when it comes to energy. Steyer said that Romney would take no action to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels; rather, he said he would increase it. Steyer went on to support Obama's policies, which he described as investments to "make us energy independent and create thousands of jobs.
It’s like the show Under the Dome, everything is now controlled by gorbull warming.
Big business is finding out they can use this bullsh** to make some money.
Absolutely 100% USDA Grade A horse poop.
This has to be a parody. Besides, the health care system already is preparing. The goal of “Global Warming” is to suck all the money out of people’s wallets and hand it to a bunch of professors who are climate change “consultants” and crony capitalist companies with bogus “green energy” and conservation projects. ObamaCare already is sucking as much money as possible out of people’s wallets. All that needs to be done is allocate part of the ObamaCare taxes to Green Energy projects.
stupidest thing a ‘health care’ provider has ever written. Too bad they don’t pay attention to taking care of patients rather than playing politics
Paulson should already be serving a life sentence now he’s working on at least his second or third mass fraud offense.
“You wont be able to let your kids play outside”
I hear people who live near the equator burst into flames all the time...
Just to put this in context:
1970s Global Cooling Scare
Some nice graphs there.
Why would we even WANT to fight global warming? Bananas grown in Labrador and wheat farming in Greenland sound pretty good to me, may even shorten up some of the transportation routes from London to Tokyo by using the polar shipping route. And of course oil drilling in the higher latitudes would be much simpler without having to drill down in Arctic conditions and deal with crumbling permafrost for roadways.
And think of all the solar power available to us at the Equator, with all that intense sunshine 12 hours every day.
Also, we need to prepare for the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Freddie Kruger, Vampires, Zombies, and honest Democrats.
Didn’t know they piled it that high any more....
The bovine excrement never stops.
Gee, how many people were injured or died due to the cold weather last winter?
LOL - lots of us still alive and breathing in Florida - land of heat and humidity... Here's how to 'stay alive'... wear light clothing, drink plenty of fluids and move out of the sun if you start over-heating. Oh, and ice up those drinks..
I live in Florida as well...It always has amazed me people lived down here before A/C...
I have no idea how they did it...
BTW, your post is spot on...