WaPo: Some drugs, taken when it’s hot, can provoke serious, sometimes life-threatening reactions. These include drugs widely used for many common conditions, including blood pressure, asthma, depression and allergies, among others. When the temperature rises, they can impair the body’s ability to cope with heat. ... “Heat waves are getting worse with climate change,” Bernstein says. “We need to be mindful when medications mix with heat. Too much heat can make an otherwise safe and effective drug dangerous.” ...
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Few studies have examined the dangerous interaction between drugs and heat, and experts say more are needed. “Due to the lack of research in the field, it is impossible to estimate the scale of the problem,” Zhang says. “However, it is for sure that climate change will bring more health problems due to medications. Older people will be especially vulnerable because they usually take more than one drug.” ...
Bernstein agrees on the need for more research. “We would be able to do much more in terms of adjusting and advice if we spent a little more time and money figuring this out,” he says.
The University of Exeter professors ponder punishments for climate skeptics: "Then there are responses and regulation – bringing in a correction or a collaborative approach after the misinformation has been received, or even putting in place punishments, such as fines or imprisonment." ...
"Regulation has been described as a 'blunt and risky instrument' by a European Commission expert group. It is also potentially a threat to the democratic right to freedom of speech and has overtones of 'Big Brother.'"
International Energy Agency chief warns of need to prevent post-lockdown surge in emissions
“This year is the last time we have, if we are not to see a carbon rebound,” said Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency.
“The next three years will determine the course of the next 30 years and beyond,” Birol told the Guardian. “If we do not [take action] we will surely see a rebound in emissions. If emissions rebound, it is very difficult to see how they will be brought down in future. This is why we are urging governments to have sustainable recovery packages.”
MICHAEL BASTASCH responds: "What’s really going on is that Birol is using his cachet as a prominent “expert” to push bogus claims to further his political agenda. Those goals also rather conveniently align with the wishes of Democrats and the liberal media."
The animal rights group links the dairy industry’s treatment of the cows to the concept of white supremacy. “Aside from ‘lactose-tolerant’ white supremacists, cow’s milk really is the perfect drink of choice for all (even unwitting) supremacists, since the dairy industry inflicts extreme violence on other living beings,” the organization said in part.
“PETA is trying to wake people up to the implications of choosing this white beverage and suggesting that they choose something else pronto,” the statement continues...
James Taylor: The Times published an article titled, “Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage.” The subtitle reads, “Climate change is starting to transform the classic home loan, a fixture of the American experience and financial system that dates back generations.”
The reasoning, according to the Times, is “More banks are getting buyers in coastal areas to make bigger down payments — often as much as 40 percent of the purchase price, up from the traditional 20 percent — a sign that lenders have awakened to climate dangers and want to put less of their own money at risk.”