Mosquitoes and global warming

Small is powerful, when more in number!

Today malaria is a big burden of economically poor developing countries of the temperate region of the world. Western nations, most of which are geographically at latitudes where temperature is much cooler generally are free from the problem of malaria (hence lucky!).

But as said, if you get a infection in your toe and if you don’t take care of it in time, the infection might spread to remaining part of your body; the same principle probably applies in case of our planet too, we will have to suffer from all the harmful consequences together, some earlier and some later. There is no escape unless you move the civilisation to other planets like Mars. May be that’s the hidden agenda for countries competing for space mission, alike the wars conducted by powerful nations for crude oil.

Malaria is just like the rising sea levels in terms of global warming. As our globe is heating up besides the rise of see levels, mosquitos are also becoming more efficient in expanding their territory. Mosquitos, like many other pests can’t tolerate the severe cold weather, hence much less evident in rich nations with cold climates. However, with the current trend of global warming mosquitoes will probably make themselves ready with their visa and passport to visit and live to those parts of the globe where there ancestors might have dreamed to but couldn’t reach. Mosquitos thrive well in warmer climate.

In the earth we live in one womb, you make it dirty at one corner, with time the dirt will reach the other corner too. Therefore, world leaders should take all steps that can stop the temperature soaring in the green planet. END of human greed and war is probably the only way out. The money various countries waste in the name of war could have improved the quality of life and health of people of poorer nations; who doesn’t know that, still world leaders behave as if they are still in kindergarten, sadly.

Read an excerpt:

Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread to higher altitudes, a study suggests.

Researchers have found that people living in the highlands of Africa and South America are at an increased risk of catching the mosquito-borne disease during hotter years.

They believe that temperature rises in the future could result in millions of additional cases in some areas.

The research is published in the journal Science.