Malaria is a huge problem in Africa. More than 90% of the one million that’s ONE MILLION people that die of the disease every year live there. Now the Global Warming folks claim that if the temperature goes up two degrees in the next 90 years, 3 percent more people will be subjected to the ravages of malaria. The cost to reduce that number is $40 trillion. That 40 thousand billion and assuming that “global warming” is in fact something we can do something about, not settled science at all, spending the $40 trillion will reduce the number of folks exposed to malaria by 3%. Read all about it here in the Wall Street Journal.
In a study done by the Danes, it turns out that if you invested $3 billion a year for 10 years on mosquito nets, DDT sprays (interior), and subsidies for new drugs to fight the disease, you would halve the number of people infected with the disease.
It seems the problem with malaria isn’t temperature, its poverty, lack of health care and minimal fighting against the mosquito. If that’s not the case, why don’t we have malaria outbreaks in Florida, or Southern Mississippi, Louisiana or Texas. Hmmmm.
See – global warming activists see only one thing, the possible rise in global temperature. They don’t see the result of what their so called solutions mean to the poor. The rich countries will survive. The poor ones will bear the pain.
One sidebar – We have enough oil, shale, natural gas, and the like in North America to run our cars, factories, and power plants cleanly for many decades. But we won’t drill for it because we are afraid of environmental disasters. We have the most stringent environmental controls on the planet. When we drill its clean and pristine. Just ask the Alaskans.
So what do we do – Drill? No – we pay the Brazilians to drill. They have very little environmental controls and are and will be soiling the planet. So let’s see – It’s OK for Brazil, the folks and the Middle East and that paragon of green energy, Russia, to drill and spoil the earth in so doing, but it’s not OK for us to drill here at home where we can control the environmental damage AND have energy independence.
Did we just fall down the rabbit hole?