Is the Coronavirus Pandemic Good for the Climate?

Following large scale shutdown of cities and industries, the coronavirus pandemic has temporarily reduced China’s CO2 emissions by a quarter. While international government actions to contain and slow the virus spread vary in aggressiveness it appears certain that international travel – tourism will be seriously impacted for the foreseeable future. With air travel as a…

Threat Assessment Research: Comparing Global Phenomena, Coronavirus vs Climate Change

If you follow the public input on the emerging coronavirus and look at how it compares to the history of the climate change learning curve, there are overlapping similarities. The similarities of a virulent Pandemic and Climate Change Global Magnitude Rate of change/emergence: Affected regions, unprecedented, when accounting for phenomena emergence, i.e. the rate of…

Climate change and pathogens [Wuhan Coronavirus]

The frequency with which new, serious disease epidemics have been occurring is briefly mentioned, also in light of climate change, and climate and other pathogens. Columbia University State of the Planet (2014), Renee Cho wrote: [Generally], when it’s warmer, the disease transmission system speeds up. Some scientists think that climate change, with its increase in…

Plot Review: The End of the World, 세계의끝 Korea (2013)

세계의 끝, The End of the World, is a 2013 drama television show produced in South Korea, and directed by Ahn Pan-seok, based on the 2010 novel “Infectious Disease” by Bae Young-Ik. The plot centers around Kang Joo-Heon (Yoon Je-Moon) chief epidemiologist at the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who’s skills in deductive…

The spread of viruses like Zika and climate change

Climate change is expected to alter the geographic and seasonal distributions of existing vectors and vector-borne diseases [Likely, High Confidence]. Rising temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, and a higher frequency of some extreme weather events associated with climate change will influence the distribution, abundance, and prevalence of infection in the mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus…

Thawing Permafrost Could Release Vast Carbon Deposits, Diseases

by Science World Report | January 8, 2014 | Release URL Dr Guido Grosse has been studying the Arctic for fourteen years to find out how the frozen ground, known as the permafrost, is reacting to an environment that is getting hotter all the time. The samples he has drilled out – in regions so…

New diseases threatening Britain’s livestock and crops because of global warming

The Independent – June 19, 2013: Bleak assessment of climate change means world was facing ‘a lot more unanticipated events’ Britain faces a wave of deadly new animal and plant diseases that threaten to wipe out crops and livestock as a direct result of global warming, the World Bank’s top agricultural expert has warned. The…