Extreme Temperature Diary-February 17th, 2019/ Climate Change, Big Pharma, and Health

Climate Change, Big Pharma, and Health

Sunday February 17th… Dear Diary. The main purpose of this ongoing post will be to track United States extreme or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials.πŸ˜‰

This life works like a set of carefully placed dominoes in which if one falls the rest tumble. So too our cause and effect universe is set up such that climate change will influence just about every facet of our existence on Earth in the coming decades. Not many think of climate change affecting the price of prescriptions or our health in general beyond the effects of excess heat, but the article I will present today makes many connections.

Check this fine STAT article out:

https://www.statnews.com/2019/02/15/hurricanes-droughts-and-wildfires-how-biopharma-is-girding-for-climate-change/

Hurricanes, droughts, and wildfires: How biopharma is girding for climate change

By Kate Sheridan @sheridan_kate

February 15, 2019TP

A runner tries to navigate a flooded section of sidewalk underneath the Longfellow Bridge in Cambridge, Mass. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe

About the Author:

Kate Sheridan

General Assignment Reporter

Kate is a general assignment reporter.kate.sheridan@statnews.com@sheridan_kate

Here is a chart summing up and showing many of the “domino” connections from today’s post:

Kate Sheridan makes some great points in her fine article on climate change and health. Yes, planners will have to make allowances for drought and coastal inundations as happened with attributable hurricanes such as Sandy and Michael. Other articles that I have presented on climate change and food supply are very much related. Mental health, which I have done some climate essays on, is also a factor. If you, the reader have any more points not presented please add them in the comments section below.

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Here is some more climate and weather news from Sunday:

(As usual, this will be a fluid post in which more information gets added during the day as it crosses my radar, crediting all who have put it on-line. Items will be archived on this site for posterity.)

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