Two days ago a report appeared in various places announcing the results of a new paper tying malaria to “global warming.” I’d like to find the paper but I haven’t the time. Does anybody out there have it?
The news report (click here) is as follows. No mention of the journal or paper except that its results are “conclusive.”
Study finds climate change, malaria spread link
Scientists have produced more evidence of a strong link between climate change and the spread of malaria.
A study in the highland parts of Kenya has identified a significant increase in cases of malaria over a 30-year period, apparently caused by a rise in temperature of just half-a-degree Celsius.
Professor Mercedes Pascual from the University of Michigan says the results are conclusive.
“We have asked whether climate change could explain the pattern of increased risk in the size and frequency of epidemics. The answer is yes it can,” she said.
“Warmer temperatures can explain an eight-fold increase of cases during epidemic months according to our models.”
The scientists say the findings show that highland areas of eastern and central Africa are likely to see a rapid rise in the number of malaria cases as temperatures rise and mosquitos become more abundant.
The website of one of the authors is here. No words about the paper there.