Anthrax: More Global Warming Fear Mongering

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Jim Steele

Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism

anthrax-microbe The Anthrax microbe under a scanning electron microscope.

Historically political failures seek scapegoats. Now such failures are commonly fed to uncritical thinkers and paranoid doomsayers as “global warming tragedies”.
A recent Siberian anthrax outbreak has reportedly killed ~2,000 reindeer and one child and is now being fed to a gullible public as evidence of global warming, as well as an example of the climate change plagues yet to come.

Despite the fact that early 20th century Siberian anthrax outbreaks had killed more than a million reindeer, earning anthrax the nickname the Siberian Plague, climate doomsayers are shamelessly blaming global warming for the reemergence of anthrax in Yamal.

(Perhaps due to racism or lack of permafrost, climate alarmists ignore Zimbabwe’s 1978 anthrax outbreak…

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