Global warning

“Another scary side effect to the list of global warming consequences: the bubonic plague. Rising temperatures could create an environment more favorable for Yersina pestis, the bacteria that cause plague, as well their gerbil hosts. Warmer and moister weather in Central Asia could increase cases of the now-marginalized illness, according to a report in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. A temperature increase of as little as 1° C would be enough to cause a 50 percent increase in the bacteria’s prevalence, the University of Oslo team says.”

Seed Magazine

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