Saturday, October 1, 2011

Missing News: Malaria Climate links

ABC's reporting on purported links between climate change and malaria appear skewed in one direction:
Here's their last three headlines that link Malaria and Climate change.
Climate change impact on malaria questioned May 26, 2010
Study finds climate change, malaria spread link  February 16, 2009
Temperature spikes key to malaria spread 18 February 2009

The emphasis in these cases is in supporting the alarmist side of the debate. Just as well other news services are present to provide balance to ABC's skewed climate coverage.

Now a new paper the ABC have not reported on,  finds that  "This research suggests that, while climate change is expected to have many serious impacts, other factors including medical interventions appear to be more important in determining the incidence of malaria."

2 comments:

  1. Bob of CastlemaineOctober 2, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Perhaps of interest also this presentation "Mosquito-borne diseases: global warming or.... globalization and poverty" by Professor Paul Reiter, IPCC & Pasteur Institute Paris, which also addresses the asserted link between "climate change" and the spread of infectious diseases. Malaria is addressed specifically 1:45 into part 2 here,

    The complete presentation can be found at the links below:
    Mosquito-borne diseases: global warming or.... globalization and poverty - part 1
    Mosquito-borne diseases: global warming or.... globalization and poverty - part 2
    Mosquito-borne diseases: global warming or.... globalization and poverty - part 3

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