Zika and the New Climate Dystopia — Human Hothouse as Disease Multiplier

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As of today, authorities in Brazil, Colombia, Jamaica, El Salvador and Venezuela were urging women to avoid getting pregnant… It is unthinkable. Or rather, it is something out of a science fiction story, the absolute core of a dystopian future. — Bill McKibben in a recent statement on global warming and the now pandemic Zika virus.

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There are a plethora of diseases out there. Diseases we don’t know about. Diseases locked away in far-off, rarefied corners of the world. Diseases that operate in small niche jungle environments. Diseases that live in only cave systems or within a single species. Diseases that were locked away millions of years ago in the now-thawing ice. Diseases that, if given a vector — or a means to travel outside of their little rarefied organic or environmental niches — can wreak untold harm across wide spans of the globe.

Countries with Reported Active Zika Transmission

(Countries with reported active Zika…

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One thought on “Zika and the New Climate Dystopia — Human Hothouse as Disease Multiplier

  1. Hey, I thought that there was no such thing as Global Warming! Therefore, this is all a hoax, right? – Said with irony. Of course I believe all this to be true – unfortunately. Just another day in our new HOT world.

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