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November 15, 2021

Woman becomes first person diagnosed as suffering from ‘climate change’

Kyle Merritt, an emergency room doctor in Nelson, British Columbia, diagnosed an elderly woman suffering from “climate change” after heatwaves and poor air quality brought on acute breathing problems.

“If we’re not looking at the underlying cause, and we’re just treating the symptoms, we’re just gonna keep falling further and further behind,” Merritt said.

Merritt diagnosed the patient, who is in her 70s, shortly after a heatwave in June sent temperatures soaring past 121 degrees Fahrenheit.

This summer, Canada experienced record-breaking heat, which coroner reports say killed over 500 people in British Colombia alone.

“She has diabetes. She has some heart failure…She lives in a trailer, no air conditioning,” Merritt said. “All of her health problems have all been worsened. And she’s really struggling to stay hydrated.”

“I don’t think people realize the impacts of environmental degradation and climate change on human health,” Merritt said. “Working with patients directly, we are actually starting to see the health effects of climate change now. It’s not just something that is going to happen in the future.”


B.C. doctor clinically diagnoses patient as suffering from ‘climate change’

October 22, 2021

Report: climate change poses a threat to national security

The White House released reports on Thursday detailing the threats that climate change poses to national security.

The reports come from the departments of Homeland Security and Defense and the National Security Council.

According to the New York Times, there are three critical points within the documents.

Global tensions will rise as countries argue about how to accelerate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions; climate change will exacerbate cross-border flash points and amplify strategic competition in the Arctic; and the effects of climate change will be felt most acutely in developing countries that are least equipped to adapt.

The report from the Pentagon examines how it would incorporate threats from climate change into its planning. According to the report, the military would spend a significant portion of its next budget on climate analysis.

“The Department intends to prioritize funding DOD Components in support of exercises, war games, analyses, and studies of climate change impacts on DOD missions, operations, and global stability,” the report read. “In coordination with allies and partners, DOD will work to prevent, mitigate, account for, and respond to defense and security risks associated with climate change.”


Climate Change Poses a Widening Threat to National Security

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