|Thanks to the GWPF|
Monday, 29 August 2011
Malaria 2007 & Malaria 2011
Global warming will put millions more people at risk of malaria and dengue fever, according to a United Nations report that calls for an urgent review of the health dangers posed by climate change. Increases in rainfall, temperature and humidity will favor the spread of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes over a wider range and to higher altitudes, according to the 2007-2008 Human Development Report, released today. That could put 220 million to 400 million additional people at greater risk of the disease that kills about 1 million a year, mostly in
Africa. --Bloomberg, 27 November 2007
Malaria-carrying mosquitoes are disappearing in some parts of
Africa, but scientists are unsure as to why. Figures indicate controls such as anti-mosquito bed nets are having a significant impact on the incidence of malaria in some sub-Saharan countries. But in Malaria Journal, researchers say mosquitoes are also disappearing from areas with few controls. Data from countries such as , Tanzania , Eritrea , Rwanda and Kenya all indicate that the incidence of malaria is dropping fast. --Matt McGrath, BBC News, 26 August 2011 Zambia
With thanks to Benny Peiser and The Global Warming Policy Foundation.