A compilation of data evaluated by European and US researchers has revealed that as climate change raises ocean temperatures, it has also increased the spread of harmful bacteria. The paper, which was authored by scientists in 17 European marine research institutes who evaluated over 100 studies, found in particular that the Vibrio bacteria has been proliferating in marine environments.
This is one of the most dangerous known pathogens, with a 50 percent fatality rate for those infected. The researchers thus cautioned against consuming seafood and other potential exposure to the bacteria, stating, “Millions of euros in health costs may result from human consumption of contaminated seafood, ingestion of waterborne pathogens, and, to a lesser degree, through direct occupational or recreational exposure to marine disease.”
We appreciate this informative research, international scientists. May we act now to protect life both on land and in the sea by refraining from the consumption of all animal products as one of the most effective actions in halting climate change.
During a May 2009 videoconference in Togo, Supreme Master Ching Hai spoke about how to minimize global warming and its intricately related health risks.
Sources: Daily Mail, ENS Newswire, MS NBC