Tuesday, May 30, 2006

New Rash of Global Warming

Global warming is once again the culprit, according to the latest scientific studies:
Another reason to worry about global warming: more and itchier poison ivy.

The noxious vine grows faster and bigger as carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere rise, researchers reported on Monday.

And a carbon dioxide-driven vine produces more of its rash-causing chemical, urushiol, concluded experiments conducted in a forest at Duke University where scientists increased carbon dioxide levels to those expected in 2050.
So if anyone survives the increased storms and devastating floods to be caused by global warming, they better beware — poison ivy is out to get us all!

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