‘Pollen Tsunami’: NBC Doctor claims ‘climate change raises CO2 levels — really contributes to the pollen’
NBC Doc Who Helped Obama Push Climate Change Blames it for Allergies: Dr. Natalie Azar: 'It's a terrible allergy season. A couple reasons. One is that we had a really late winter....Another reason is climate change raises carbon dioxide levels -- really contributes to the pollen.'
The media have repeatedly pushed the idea that medical ailments like allergies have been made worse by climate change. In 2007, the Today show claimed that climate change had somehow caused a rise in food allergies.
In 2011, Time magazine declared: “A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows a link between warming temperatures and a longer ragweed pollen season.”
In 2013, Newsweek warned its readers: “Rising temperatures are also likely to blame, causing plants like ragweed to bloom earlier this year-extending the sniffling season for the 10 to 20 percent of Americans allergic to the plant-and also possibly causing some allergenic plants to move farther north, affecting people who didn’t know they were allergic.”