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Global Warming: Is There Nothing It Can’t Do?

April 7th, 2011 - 8:57 am

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!

Deaths from AIDS, malaria, and the flu: Millions.

Deaths from Climate Change: Zero.

Here’s The Hill:

Just hours before a vote Wednesday on a GOP plan to block Environmental Protection Agency climate regulations, Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) called climate change a bigger public health threat than AIDS, malaria and pandemic flu.

Capps and several other liberal Democrats spoke out Wednesday morning in opposition to the legislation, authored by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.).

The lawmakers, who were joined by officials from the American Lung Association and the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the Upton bill would harm public health.

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.”

Related story: The Blaze reported here that a UCLA professor has done research showing that nobody has died from the so-called diesel particulates–pollutants emitted by trucks and buses–that some say cause climate change.

Comments (136)


  • NHABE64

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:29pmLois Capps, who the hell is Lois Capps, She appears to be just another empty headed Democrat who is trying to stand erect and even sound intelligent. Lois, its not working!! My God, where do these boneheads come from ? And to think they walk among us.

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    • banjarmon

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:33pmThe “D” behind Capps name means DINGBAT!!!

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    • Showtime

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:40pmI ain’t buying that crap,. lady! Until the Democrats begin to say something with a modicum of honesty, I hate to tell you — I was educated in schools when we had REAL teachers.

      That congresswoman is as full of crap as a Christmas turkey!

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    • Showtime

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:43pmI don’t know who she is, but she’s even uglier than I am!

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    • 82dAirborne

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:45pm“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.”
      The cause you empty headed idiot is……wait for it……no not yet……….almost there…………..

      THE SUN!!!!!!!

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    • BuckOfama

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:47pmWhat a bag of douche……..

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    • 338lapua

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:48pmYou gotta consider the source…….look at this woman. Wool sock,birkenstock wearing wack job liberal. What do you THINK she is going to say?

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    • CatB

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:57pmShe might be right .. with the money we are SPENDING on PHONEY climate change .. .we could be treating REAL problems!

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    • exdem

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:00pmAny reason to tax, tax, tax the American people. The TEA Party needs to run that piece of video of Joel Rogers the climate change “wizard” admitting that its really about REDISTRIBUTION of wealth.

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    • streetrodder

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:00pmLois Capps other claim to fame is the government run tatoo removal for former gang members. It was supposed to make them feel better about themselves after they left the gang.

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    • drago

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:00pmShowtime said, ” i do’nt know who she is, but she’s uglier than i am.” Thanks Show, now i gotta spend the next 30 minutes cleaning diet coke out of my keyboard;p

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    • right-wing-waco

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:04pmSomeone told her the sky was falling and she, like a good useful idiot, believed them without ever asking the question that we all should. If we are in global warming, (or cooling), just WHAT IS THE CORRECT TEMPERATURE for the Earth? Does anybody know? She certainly doesn’t and neither does Al Gore.

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    • GONESURFING

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:41pmCATB, good point, but I‘m sure that isn’t what this unintelligent liberal nut was thinking. Which brings up another question, do unintelligent liberal nuts think ?

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    • CatB

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:47pmGONESURFING
      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:41pm
      CATB, good point, but I‘m sure that isn’t what this unintelligent liberal nut was thinking. Which brings up another question, do unintelligent liberal nuts think?

      _______________________________________________________

      NOT from what I have seen .. as for what she was thinking … I think what she has between her ears is a LOT of SPACE!

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    • artistskeptic

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:52pmHow did this ignorant AH get elected? Quoting a publication founded in 1823 by Thomas Wakley which has no affiliation to medical or scientific organizations with the aim to entertain, instruct and reform. I’ll bet you could sell this idiot beachfront property in Wyoming.

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    • theunkown

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 9:19pmShe is empty headed because she smoke to much of that find dope, she may have been living with manson! We need to put duck tape over her mouth just maybe we can stop some of this climate, She may just pass that hot air out her ass,

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    • teachermitch32

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 9:21pm@Artist,

      She might just buy that property in WY. She represents a district here in CA that is made up of mostly beach front property from San Luis Obisbo down to Isla Vista. You know…the land that will fall off into the ocean when the big one comes, leaving States like WY much closer to the Pacific, maybe even beach front. Kow-a-bonga, grab your boards and split.

      So she refers to ONE lone article as her source for histeria and knee jerk reaction? No reviews, sunrise studies, commitees, comparative studies, second opinions, bi-partisan reviews? I’ll bet she has never donated a single ten spot for a mosquito net in her life, let alone know how many lives have been affected by Malaria in some countries. She wants to change our environmental behavior but not address the behaviors that lead to the spread of AIDS. Unbelievable!!!!

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    • Anti_Spock

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 10:06pmI agree, and would only add she reminds me of senile-pelosi. Why are all democrats fearmongers?

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    • artistskeptic

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 10:08pmIdle currosity made me research this moron a little. Talk about a half-vast political hack hangger-on to a dead husbands office. Her credential were capable bed pan emptying.

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    • Packer-dad

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 10:19pmAdd your comments

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    • Packer-dad

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 10:21pmIs it Capp or Crap?

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    • paperpushermj

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 10:28pmOH SHES FROM CALIFORNIA
      Our elected officials here act like hysterical Woman. Wait a minute she is not acting.

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    • Stoic one

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 10:40pmActually a rise in temperature would be a net gain for the human race. think of all that farmland that is unusable because it is frozen. Less fossil fuel would be needed to warm people. flu would probably drop.

      downside worldwide population shifts.

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    • calebgs83

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 10:41pmDemocrats = a bigger threat than global warming, aids, malaria, flu

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    • Stoic one

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 10:47pm338LAPUA
      Birkenstock’s are great sandals. expensive but comfortable. had a pair once………
      the sandals did not make this female. It is an insult to a quality piece of footwear. I would still have mine…wife threw them out — ‘they had paint all over them!’ was not happy

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    • Taquoshi

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 10:50pmNot to put too fine a point on it, but earlier when the story was in the headlines, the globe was reversed with the Gulf of Mexico on Mexico’s western coast.

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    • Goldenyears22

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 11:49pmSays she is from California, now that pretty much answers the bone head’s residence. She has lots of female company for a club of California bone heads.

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    • restorehope

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 11:53pmThe Lancet publication which she quotes is not even an American product. It is a British publication that prides itself in being a ‘global journal of medicine’. Anytime I hear the word ‘global’, I get a little worried about the source. Why would she assume that their statistics are accurate? Has our own CDC in Atlanta warned everyone about this climate problem? Nope.

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    • ColoradoDad

      Posted on April 7, 2011 at 12:54am@82dAirborne

      You are exactly right. It is because of the Sun, and from us not having any volcanic explosions for quite some time.

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    • TunaBlue

      Posted on April 7, 2011 at 1:19amCapps represents the most Gerrymandered congressional district in the US. It’s the richie rich of Santa Barbara, CA, that stretches up the coast, at time only a few feet wide, snaking its way in and around Democrat only area. She road her husband’s coattails into to office when he died suddenly after his election.

      California voters approved two measures last year that will fundamentally alter congressional elections by giving an independent commission the power to redraw districts and placing the top two winners in a primary into the general election, even if they are from the same party. Sounds crazy, but it’s going to push a lot of Dems out and create some interesting voting scenarios that, I hope, will help turn the state around.

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  • Slap Shot

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:32pmidiot in caps IDIOT

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    • Showtime

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:42pmWell, phooey! I have a blouse like hers. Well, not for long! I’ll cut the buttons off and toss it.

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    • CatB

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:52pmLOL .. I cut the buttons off and save them too when a blouse or something wears out .. for my button box! Have you seen the price of buttons lately? .. I look at them and then go home to the “box”.

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  • cookcountypatriot

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:34pmthese people are INSANE!

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  • sjohn70037

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:34pmWhere do these people come from?

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    • Ella

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:43pmUranus

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    • theunkown

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 9:26pmThey came from the 60′s with all the hippies and smoking that good weed, and planned how they we’re going change the world not for the better but for thr worst. They ran around in their mirco VW bueses, with flowers painted all over the bus. They smelled real bad, many of them today still smell and they wear suits and ties in Washington DC. That’s were she came from!

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  • miles from nowhere

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:35pmWell, if it is the words of a democrat you know its a lie, and the women democrats are more BS then fact. The Global warming myth is still alive and well with the idiots that want to believe false data that were put out there by the people that only want to make money on it, like the carbon man of the decade Al Gore

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  • Thomas

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:37pmCappsclaptrap

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  • RickyPatriotson

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:39pmIf they are serious about reducing the amount of money spent in Washington…
    They want to impose it on us they should now show us how to live with it, all government employees’ pay should be reduced to the minimum wage in an effort to reduce the amount of money spent in Washington, DC. If their constituents feel that they deserve it let the people of the state that elected them pay them extra money out of their own pockets.
    All politicians should drive themselves using their own cars, and be reimbursed 50 cents to the mile, for documented and necessary business trips only, per Map Quest’s point to point mileage date.
    Each politician’s staff members should be paid out of the politicians pocket; he’s the one his state elected to pay not his staff. If the state feels that a staff is necessary the state in question can pay their wages.
    This includes the President’s staff and if the president is married, his wife needs no staff paid for by the American people.
    No air fair will be paid be the American people, and if a military flight is used it must be paid for at the going civilian carriers, first class rates.
    Most of Washington, DC should be closed down for eight months of each year; this will allow the elected politicians to keep in touch with the people who elected them into office.
    If budgets are not submitted on time all of the politicians responsible should be fined $100.00 every day the budget is late, and that money should be paid towards the debt.
    If there is no money in the coffers no money will be spent. Stop “spend then tax”
    I have more ideas but no one wants to hear what I have to suggest….
    Ricky Patriotson

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    • AmericanStrega

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 10:22pmI’d like to hear it.

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    • Stoic one

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 10:51pmMap Quest pulls hard vacuum, GOOGLE MAPS

      I also would like to hear more of your ideas…..

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  • starboard

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:39pmCan’t Understand Normal Thinking, sorry I just had to

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    • BuckOfama

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:49pmI love that, saw it for the first time today and it really fits a lot of situations…..

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  • Angeld

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:42pmWhat a Dufas!

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  • UlyssesP

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:42pmYou know, looking at her, that Muslim thing of covering a woman’s face starts making sense….

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    • martyw

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:47pmHUH i thought she had a burka on?

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  • Ella

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:42pmHow much dope do you think she had to smoke to get her to believe this nonesense?

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  • JJCon

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:43pmSo that’s the 23rd CA rep… I use to be “there” until the 2000 gerrymandering rearranged me. Santa Barbara can have her.

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  • NOTYERHUCKLEBERRY

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:43pmJust by looking at her picture, I can tell that she is a few bricks shy of a full load.

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  • SAINT_09

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:43pmOK when are these idiots going to realize we know they are full of $#!% and stop lying to us.

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  • Falcon05dad

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:43pmWhat’s wrong with the California electorate? No state should elect people this stupid. Her 23rd District is the “Central to South Coastline” from south of Monterey to Santa Barbara. Shame on you people.

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    • chickenlittle

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:44pmOne can figure that one out by assuming the idiocy is representative of the majority of the CA voting public… and a product of their expensive socialistic public school system. BUT, in all fairness, they CAN probably recite the scripts to Simpson episodes verbatim… just don’t ask them to write them out though.

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  • RickyPatriotson

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:43pmWashington DC is the cause of Global Warming, all those politicians blowing hot air is what I think is the cause of the problem.
    Thas all I have to say about this.

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  • martyw

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:44pmlets all just turn off our lights , throw our car keys away, and just live amongest the wilderness. aww peace and love …… im feeling ya lois….. GO LEAD BY EXAMPLE YOU DUMB ASSSSH

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    • Psychosis

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 11:58pmactually that isnt a bad idea…………..do you think these idiots would be able to survive if we shut everything off?

      the large majority of the idiots on the left cant even wipe their own butts without uncle mom holding their cheeks open

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  • vennoye

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:45pmFor Democrats, truth and fact have become VERY inconvenient! It is unreal how they just stand up and lie.

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  • HisStoryUn

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:45pmI would very much like to see/hear these dolts tell the parents of children dying from malaria that “climate-change” is a worse problem than what they are experiencing. These people are shameless and also the ones who won’t allow anybody to use DDT to prevent a perfectly curable disease. Pure EVIL in my book! All of them!

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  • EqualJustice

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:46pmHere we go again. They’re preparing for 2012. WE MUST DEFEAT THEM.

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  • alienguns

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:47pmAre these people really that STUPID!!!!!

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    • HisStoryUn

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:49pmYes!

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    • 82dAirborne

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:51pmIn a word: Yes.

      Well not all only about 97.223426%

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    • integrican

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:48pmI came up with 97.223427%….but I rounded up!

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    • Stoic one

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 10:55pmsadly yes.

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  • thejackal

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:48pmMy God, she just C an’t U nderstand N ormal T hinking! What a total moron, comparing something like Malaria that has killed over a billion people since the UN banned DDT, to a non-exisistent enviro-terrorist fake conspiracy. Demotards really need to be outlawed.

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  • caprica

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:50pmjust look at this old wierd frick woman …..these people are nuts….complete idiots..all of the morons are coming out of the shadows…..impeach obaama and round the nuts….to the mental hospital – they need mental help !

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  • Rightsofman

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:51pmand she would know because she_________ (fill in the blank)

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    • BetterDays

      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:09pmA highly educated woman, she went to Yale after all. Ah never mind, I forgot Yale is a liberal brainwashing school…….. …………. ……………

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  • doglady

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 7:54pmJust another stupid liberal democrat.

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