The American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Public Health Association (APHA) have declared Global Warming a serious public health threat. You may resume reading after your laughter subsides.
According to this article from Medpage Today:
"The "evidence has only grown stronger" that climate change is responsible for an increasing number of health ills, including asthma, diarrheal disease, and even deaths from extreme weather such as heat waves, said Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director of the APHA.
For one, rising temperatures can mean more smog, which makes children with asthma sicker, explained pediatrician Perry Sheffield, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York."
First, temperatures haven't risen statistically since 1995 according to Phil Jones
from the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, and an ardent Global Warming defender. Now, to claim rising temperatures are causing all these health issues is astonishingly disingenuous. But one must ask, which is better; draconian policies which will barely slow the growth of carbon dioxide at the expense of energy, or making energy cheap enough for asthmatic children to be able to afford air purifiers and air conditioners? Cap and Trade policies accomplish next to nothing -- assuming there is even a problem, while cheap energy accomplishes something concrete.