links for 2010-08-11
August 11, 2010
I'd be remiss if I didn't comment on the amazing situation in Russia. Record-breaking heat and amazing brush and peat bog fires are conspiring to create a situation that is literally deadly. Public health authorities should take a key from the homeland security folks and take a real look at the effects of extreme weather related to global climate change. It's not the floods you have to worry about, it's the heat, humidity, cyclones, droughts, brush fires, thunderstorms, etc.
Neat little article on the history of biowarfare — with examples!