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Health Care System Needs To Prepare For Global Warming
Kaiser Health News ^ | June 26, 2014 | By Lisa Gillespie

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 century’s 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 won’t 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. That’s 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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Millionaires and billionaires want your money to "fight" the weather.
1 posted on 06/27/2014 9:26:02 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 9:28:42 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I never knew it gets hot in the summer..Thanks Dr. Al Sommer.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 9:29:05 AM PDT by navysealdad (http://drdavehouseoffun.com/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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!!


4 posted on 06/27/2014 9:29:28 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I just love these satire articles.


5 posted on 06/27/2014 9:29:31 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
From Wikipedia:

[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 Obama’s 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.

DNC speech

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.”


6 posted on 06/27/2014 9:30:11 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s like the show Under the Dome, everything is now controlled by gorbull warming.


7 posted on 06/27/2014 9:31:04 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Big business is finding out they can use this bullsh** to make some money.


8 posted on 06/27/2014 9:31:19 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

9 posted on 06/27/2014 9:32:46 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Absolutely 100% USDA Grade A horse poop.


10 posted on 06/27/2014 9:35:16 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


11 posted on 06/27/2014 9:35:17 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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


12 posted on 06/27/2014 9:36:56 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Paulson should already be serving a life sentence now he’s working on at least his second or third mass fraud offense.


13 posted on 06/27/2014 9:37:43 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“You won’t be able to let your kids play outside”

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!

I hear people who live near the equator burst into flames all the time...


14 posted on 06/27/2014 9:41:46 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just to put this in context:

1970s Global Cooling Scare

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/1970s-ice-age-scare/

Some nice graphs there.


15 posted on 06/27/2014 9:43:21 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


16 posted on 06/27/2014 9:50:07 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Also, we need to prepare for the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Freddie Kruger, Vampires, Zombies, and honest Democrats.


17 posted on 06/27/2014 9:51:38 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Didn’t know they piled it that high any more....


18 posted on 06/27/2014 9:51:58 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: navysealdad

Hey Guys, It's only going to be 95 degrees next month.
19 posted on 06/27/2014 10:00:02 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The bovine excrement never stops.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 10:43:18 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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21 posted on 06/27/2014 10:59:37 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Border Crisis = Cloward-Piven, Chicano-style!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gee, how many people were injured or died due to the cold weather last winter?


22 posted on 06/27/2014 11:30:12 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: navysealdad
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.

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..

23 posted on 06/27/2014 6:13:52 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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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...

24 posted on 06/27/2014 6:19:56 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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