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    July 14, 2008, 10:30PM
    Got kidney stones? Blame global warming, study says

    By ERIC BERGER
    Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle

    See what places the study thinks will feel more kidney stones on the SciGuy blog The next time you feel a sharp, cramping pain in your lower abdomen, spare a thought for your personal carbon footprint.

    That's the message from Dallas scientists who predict that as the planet warms during the coming century, people will sweat more, not drink enough water to compensate, and therefore develop more kidney stones.

    The prevalence of kidney stones may rise by 30 percent or more in some U.S. areas if global temperatures rise as forecast by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the scientists found.

    "This is really the first direct human health impact of climate change that has been demonstrated," said the study's lead author, Tom Brikowski, a University of Texas at Dallas professor of geosciences.

    The study, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has some caveats.
    It goes on note that the southwest has actually cooled off during the past century.

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    That's the message from Dallas scientists who predict that as the planet warms during the coming century, people will sweat more, not drink enough water to compensate, and therefore develop more kidney stones.
    The world is cooling, not warming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    It goes on note that the southwest has actually cooled off during the past century.

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    Will it cause excessive sex drives next ?......(First response will be. 'In Your Mind Bozo,Only in your mind !')
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    The world is cooling, not warming.
    algore is always 'A Day Late and a Dollar Short' !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    The world is cooling, not warming.
    Saying the Earth is cooling it like a politician claiming he will shrink government spending. What they really mean is the massive increase will be a slightly less massive increase.
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    Got Kidney Stones? Blame Global Warming.

    It's Bush's fault..... LOL Only joking folks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    The world is cooling, not warming.
    Details, details. It's still a change.......which means the government will use it as an excuse to further tax us and infringe upon our freedoms.
    I'd rather have a daughter in a whorehouse than a son in the University of Texas.
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