Claim: Climate caused the Russian Anthrax Outbreak

Watts Up With That?

A photomicrograph of Bacillus anthracis bacteria using Gram-stain technique. A photomicrograph of Bacillus anthracis bacteria using Gram-stain technique. By Photo Credit:Content Providers(s): CDC – This media comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s Public Health Image Library (PHIL), with identification number #2226.Note: Not all PHIL images are public domain; be sure to check copyright status and credit authors and content providers.English | Slovenščina | +/−, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=701357

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

According to the Guardian, unusually warm weather probably wouldn’t happen without our help.

Anthrax outbreak triggered by climate change sickens dozens in Arctic Circle

Seventy-two nomadic herders, including 41 children, were hospitalised in far north Russia after the region began experiencing abnormally high temperatures.

A 12-year-old boy in the far north of Russia has died in an outbreak of anthrax that experts believe was triggered when unusually warm weather caused the release of the bacteria.

The boy was one…

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