Global warming and allergies--can we adapt?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 28, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Since weather patterns across the globe have been changing noticeably over the past few years, allergies from pollen and dust are probably going to rise along with the warming trends.

In Florida, our winters are characterized by very dry air, cool fronts which come down from the north bringing light rains, and around late-February and March, the oak trees drop their pollen and turn our cars yellow. And make people absolutely miserable.

Global warming is only going to cause plants to bloom earlier in the season, and probably producing more frequent and intense pollination.

Can we adapt to this or will we just have to continue medicating ourselves to alleviate the symptoms? They're only going to get worse. My eyes are so red and irritated right now! Ugh.

Pic related, it's the pollen count for the Tampa Bay area. Oak, juniper, and maple are being total jerks right now, and it's about 3 weeks earlier than usual for the oaks.

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on January 28, 2013
at 09:44 PM

Here's a little light, end of the worldish reading.

The important take away of which is that we are likely going to see cooler temperatures for the foreseeable future. I still don't understand quite why the ample evidence of fraud hasn't brought these people down, but I guess the media does a good job- like a few years ago when they utterly failed to point out that we don't just have emails that point to fraud, but computer code written in such a way that you can get a hockey stick out of a sheaf of phone numbers. The books over there in the climatology department are cooked. The sun, which mysteriously has an awful lot to do with how warm or cold the Earth is, appears to be due for a little quiet time in the corner. So, if your hypothesis is true, we've probably already seen the most in terms of pollen in our lifetimes.

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