It appears we are much cooler now than a few thousand years ago, researchers now admit. Now the ..it hits the fan, this is not the talking points the ‘warmies’ agreed to. Hotter by about 2.5C, with marginal (to life) concentrations of CO2.
Will climate change give you worms? Study shows that parasites could become more common as temperature and sea levels rise
What’s this about it being warmer 9,600 years ago? Did they have SUVs and power stations then?
Parasitic flatworms that can cause liver and blood diseases in humans could become more common as global temperatures rise, according to a new study.
Palaeobiologists at the University of Missouri have found evidence in ancient shellfish fossils from around 9,600 years ago of high levels of parasite infestations.
These trematode flatworms spend part of their life cycle in molluscs like clams, snails and mussels before then infecting fish, and later fish-eating birds and mammals.
The scientists found that during the Holocene, when temperatures were about 2.5°C warmer than they are today and sea levels were higher, molluscs suffered from far greater levels of infection.