Global warming as a result of the actions of mankind is a real thing. I heard mention on the radio that, in a study of scientific studies, no peer-reviewed paper published in a scientific journal disputes it. Only in media reports do opposing views appear, and those opposing views come from the house “scientists” of lobbying groups funded by companies like Exxon Mobil. They are as persuasive as the Tobacco Industry’s studies that purported to refute the Surgeon General’s Report.
Now, researchers at Duke University have identified a new menace from global warning:
And for those who come in contact with them, a more vigorous version of the horrendously itchy and ugly rash.
For decades, foresters have noted the increased abundance of woody vines. They suspected rising levels of carbon dioxide, which fuels photosynthesis.
Now, researchers who spent six years monitoring plots of poison ivy in the Duke University forest – to their eventual discomfort – have proved it.
I itch when I’m in the same county as the regular stuff.