Brain eating bacteria in southern U.S. Lakes

September 29, 2007 at 5:17 pm | Posted in global warming | Leave a comment

PHOENIX — A 14-year-old Lake Havasu boy has become the sixth victim to die nationwide this year of a microscopic organism that attacks the body through the nasal cavity, quickly eating its way to the brain.This year health officials said they’ve noticed a spike in cases, with six Naegleria-related cases so far — all of them fatal.”This is a heat-loving amoeba. As water temperatures go up, it does better,” Beach said. “In future decades, as temperatures rise, we’d expect to see more cases.”

http://www.kpho.com/news/14214579/detail.html

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Global Warming – reshaping the coast

September 23, 2007 at 12:26 am | Posted in global warming | Leave a comment

Ultimately, rising seas will likely swamp the first American settlement in Jamestown, Va., as well as the Florida launch pad that sent the first American into orbit, many climate scientists are predicting.

In about a century, some of the places that make America what it is may be slowly erased.

It will happen regardless of any future actions to curb greenhouse gases, several leading scientists say.

Few of the more than two dozen climate experts interviewed disagree with the one-meter projection. Some believe it could happen in 50 years, others say 100, and still others say 150.


http://www.usatoday.com/weather/climate/globalwarming/2007-09-22-risingseas_N.htm

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