I mentioned this happening in a thread some time ago. This will result in self population control, as it affects not only human health, but animal health as well. I don't think this is something to not be concerned about:
"Number of the Week: 23 Agencies, 130 sub-agencies, nearly 700 programs. According to a February 2012 report to Congress by the General Accountably Office, that is the number of government organizations involved in renewable energy initiatives in Fiscal Year 2010. Yet, the 23 Agencies, 130 sub-agencies, and 700 programs have failed to produce as significant an impact on US energy as the private efforts of combining deep underground hydraulic fracturing of dense shale with directional, horizontal drilling to extract oil and natural gas.
Do doubt, the leaders of the 23 agencies, 130 sub-agencies, and 700 programs will continue to defend these programs even when faced with the hard data that their programs are economic failures. Please see link under “Subsidies and Mandates Forever.”"
"Climate Change Skepticism a Sickness That Must be “Treated,” Says Professor"
"Comparing skepticism of man-made global warming to racist beliefs, an Oregon-based professor of sociology and environmental studies has labeled doubts about anthropogenic climate change a “sickness” for which individuals need to be “treated”.
Professor Kari Norgaard, who is currently appearing at the ‘Planet Under Pressure’ conference in London, has presented a paper in which she argues that “cultural resistance” to accepting the premise that humans are responsible for climate change “must be recognized and treated” as an aberrant sociological behavior."
Agenda 21 again? While Antarctic ice increases they craft words.
"Impacts from shrinking cryosphere are widespread"
"For example, well-documented research has shown a large-scale decline in krill populations in the South Atlantic sector of the Antarctic seas. Meanwhile, the number of salps — pelagic, gelatinous, ice-avoiding tunicates (filter feeders) with few predators—has increased; “they have, in effect, replaced krill as an intermediate species in Antarctic marine food chains.”
Adelie penguins in Antarctica have been hit especially hard by sea ice decline in some parts of Antarctica. Since 1975, population of ice-dependent Adélies nesting near Palmer Station have declined by about 80 percent in response to a host of environmental changes, including habitat loss and altered food availability."
It is funny how one thinks. The USA had a warm winter, and now spring is showing that things are back to normal. The bad thing about normal is that it is cold compared to what one would think the normal progression of temperature is. Oh well.
Soil temps in the Upper Midwest are still in the upper 30's and low 40's. This is actually a tad below normal. Our soil temp warmup is driven by sun light, not air. Everyone's planting is back to reality. Some folks were anxious to start seeding "frost" sensative crops, but the freezing over night temps have brought those ideas to a halt. Not only is re-seeding expensive, but seed supplies are tight on soybeans/corn due to the South American drought.
The cold in the Arctic is still bottled mostly up, and we can only hope it stays that way.