Despite the clear timeframe of the two following news that come from BBC, one really has to wonder if the consequences of Global Warming can have some positive side or none at all. It is ultimately up to the reader that he must look the matter by himself in order to find out the truth.
Consider the following two news:
“Climate change is “the biggest global health threat of the 21st Century”, according to a leading medical journal…
“…The Lancet, together with University College London researchers, has published a report outlining how public health services will need to adapt.
“…The authors aim to add their voice to the call for carbon mitigation and will focus on making clear the ways in which climate change will affect health.”
This news, which can be found in BBC NEWS, was written on the 14th May 2009. However, this particular piece of news appears to contradict what was said roughly one year and five months ago, in another article in BBC NEWS:
“The risk of a fatal heatwave in the UK within ten years is high, but overall global warming may mean fewer deaths due to temperature, a report says…
“…A seriously hot summer between now and 2017 could claim more than 6,000 lives, the Department of Health report warns.
“…But it also stresses that milder winters mean deaths during this time of year – which far outstrip heat-related mortality – will continue to decline.
“…The report is to help health services prepare for climate change effects.”
So, is there a health threat after all or not?
Despite the more tragic news having appeared later, it never mentions the previous one and whether the initial news report was accurate or not.
In the end, it is up to you, the reader, to have to search this matter by yourself, because apparently BBC News hasn’t quite nailed it yet.