Global warming and the Plague (yeah, that Plague)

Tom Marcinko @ 03-09-2008

plague-towerOutbreaks of bubonic plague in the U.S. might be linked to climate change in the Pacific Ocean.

Scientists from Norway, The US and Sweden found that the number of infections in the US seemed to shift along with changing climate conditions known as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO).

The outbreaks seemed to occur during times of warm, wet conditions, authors wrote in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.

Global warming might mean fewer cases in a hotter, drier North America, but parts of the world expected to see warmer, moister tempertures might not be so lucky.

[Plague tower, Austria by celesteh]

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4 Responses to “Global warming and the Plague (yeah, that Plague)”

  1. Mr The Plague says:
  2. Tom Marcinko says:

    I’m missing something (so unhip it’s a wonder my…), but that looks almost as bad.

  3. Mr The Plague says:

    Oh, trust me, it’s not a “too unhip” thing. It’s from the movie Hackers. He is the main bad guy, and his handle is “The Plague”.

  4. Tom Marcinko says:

    Thanks. Never saw that movie. (Not a big fan of the talkies.:)