At The Blaze, “Dem Congresswoman Says Climate Change Bigger Health Threat Than AIDS, Malaria, Flu:”
Is climate change a public health problem? Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) thinks so.
Capps pointed to a 2009 article in The Lancet, a medical journal, that said climate change could be the “biggest global health threat of the 21st century.”
“That makes climate change a bigger public health problem than AIDS, than malaria, than pandemic flu,” Capps said. “That’s why we need to take steps to address this cause behind this growing public health problem.”
Let’s look at the figures, shall we?
Deaths from AIDS, malaria, and the flu: Millions.
Deaths from Climate Change: Zero.
But if we don’t take action now, we may or may not see any difference in a 1,000 years!