If you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffer from airborne allergies you should start by blaming “global warming” for your sneezing and itchy eyes. This according to an online piece by Newsweek/The Daily Beast’s Josh Dzieza who claims that “global warming “could be to blame” for increased allergy symptoms.
After hyping “First the heat…Then the storms…Now the…pollen?” Dzieza claimed that “heavy rains, like those brought by Hurricane Sandy that saturate the soil” may be one of the main culprits for allergy outbreaks.
He then laments that:
Rising temperatures are also likely to blame, causing plants like ragweed to bloom earlier this year-extending the sniffling season for the 10 to 20 percent of Americans allergic to the plant-and also possibly causing some allergenic plants to move farther north, affecting people who didn’t know they were allergic.
As if that weren’t enough, the article then references the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which:
Has been studying the way changes in CO2 temperature will affect pollen in order to help local health agencies prepare for our itchy future.
Nowhere in the article did Dzieza bother quoting the plethora of scientists who question the so-called consensus on “global warming.” Instead, the article is peppered with biased quotes from climate scientists pushing a specific agenda.
The article concludes by quoting “global warming” activist George Luber, associate director for climate change at the CDC who claims that:
We’re realizing that the effects of climate change are not limited to extreme weather but to fundamental atmospheric chemistry, which impacts plants independent of temperature.
So much for objective journalism at The Daily Beast, which might explain why Tina Brown is trying to sell Newsweek once again.