July 15, 2008

The latest: Global warming causes kidney stones!

Maybe these researchers went to the Ed Markey School of Hyperbole:

More Americans are likely to suffer from kidney stones in the coming years as a result of global warming, according to researchers at the University of Texas.

Kidney stones, which are formed from dissolved minerals in the urine and can be extremely painful, are often caused by caused by dehydration, either by not drinking enough liquid or losing too much due to high heat conditions.

If global warming trends continue as projected by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007, the United States can expect as much as a 30 percent growth in kidney stone disease in some of its driest areas, said the findings published in Monday's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Link.)

I see. So, global warming will just suddenly make the world's climate insufferably hot, and people, in response, will just up and not drink enough fluids. Cripes, I tell 'ya.

"When people relocate from areas of moderate temperature to areas with warmer climates, a rapid increase in stone risk has been observed. This has been shown in military deployments to the Middle East for instance."

What did I say about "suddenly," again?

Next up: Global warming causes fevers to feel "hotter."

Posted by Hube at July 15, 2008 09:04 AM | TrackBack

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Who the F keeps voting these idiots into office?

Posted by: AJ Lynch at July 15, 2008 06:06 PM

Why is everybody ignoring the obvious increase in alcoholism that will result from global warming? As the climate gets hotter, people will drink more beer to feel cooler. Jobs will be lost to the changing economic situation as a result of the climate change, so people will drink more out of depression.

This is just proof that the alcohol companies are running the government.

Posted by: Paul Smith at July 16, 2008 09:30 AM

Whenever you read Global Warming, simply substitute "the Gods are angry"... it makes just as much sense and offers a clearer insite into the minds of the true believers

Posted by: anoni at July 20, 2008 04:31 PM