Has global warming made 2019 into the worst year for allergies ever?
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- Word to the WiseLv 511 months agoFavourite answer
It is expected that as the climate warms, spring will start earlier and fall will end later. One of the effects will be a longer allergy season.
- DasLv 411 months ago
No, I can't say that it has.
- DiracLv 411 months ago
I'm not sure if there's any objective measure of such a thing, although for some allergens you could probably try. I think it would depend a lot on where you are.
Also living in Southern California like JimZ, I too had a really bad spring for allergies. Haven't had many problems since then, though. There is usually another peak when the Santa Anas start up--let's hope they just bring allergies and not fires. It hasn't really struck me as the worst year, though. The worst day I ever remember for allergies was when I was probably about 12 or 13, playing a round of golf with my brother. I would guess I sneezed 300 times during the round, my kleenex gave out completely. Every time I would bend over to hit a putt, my eyes would immediately fill with water and I couldn't see. It was the most miserable time I've ever had on a golf course.
- ElizabethLv 711 months ago
I don't know about the worst year but the trend is definitely worrying. Over the past decade we've seen a 700% increase in hospitalization due to anaphylaxis.
Global warming has been suggested as a contributing factor simply because plants are flowering earlier and in some cases more often during the summer. But this is not the explanation for the massive rise in allergies.
The leading theories at the moment are:
1. The hygeine theory where we've become obsessed with cleanliness to the point that people's immune systems are not being exposed at an early age. There is quite a lot of evidence to support this, including comparisons between people living on farms and in cities.
2. Overuse of antibiotics, which alters the human microbiome and kills off bacteria useful in producing compounds that support our immune systems. An interesting statistic is that babies born by C-section are more likely to suffer allergies because babies born through the birth canal are exposed to a multitude of bacteria.
3. Obesity., diet and other 'lifestyle' factors.
4. Vitamin D deficiency. We spend a lot more time indoors, particularly children.
Global warming is only one factor, but almost certainly not the main reason for the change in allergy statistics!
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- JimZLv 711 months ago
It has been a pretty epic allergy year for me. I used to get weekly grass and dust mite injections so it is kind of hard to judge. My allergies used to be much worse but when you get those injections it does help quite a bit but that is just my anecdotal assessment. We had a really wet year this year in So Cal which is why we don't hear Dirac complaining about the Sierra Snowpack but it has made allergies bad and probably later on we will have a really epic fire season which the usual suspects will then blame on our CO2. They are far more predictable than our climate.
- 11 months ago
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- Anonymous11 months ago
Okay; here it again for those who don't know.
There are people paid to post on Yahoo Global Warming. They include Dirac, Elizabeth, Climate Realist, Sam, and Super Hans. There's also a bunch of other accounts, but belonging to the same person (prolly Hans). they include:
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They're paid by the Open Society Foundations and probably contracting with DeSmog Blog from Vancouver BC. They do this crap on other sites. This is a fact. I'm not speculating because I've seen it.
The Open Society Foundation trolls move all questions opposed to "global warming" belief. They are violating policy by doing this, but they don't care. They also feed each other softball questions and give each other Best Answer. Basically, they use Yahoo as a free PR board.
They also delete answers opposed to their belief. They have deleted 35 of my answers so far. But I actually love the feedback because it tells me what threatens them.
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Try my experiment. What do you have to lose?
- Climate RealistLv 711 months ago
People go to hot dry climates to escape allergies. Global warming can cause lots of problems, but alergies aren't one of them.
- MikeLv 711 months ago
Nope , just that 2 weeks of hay fever
- Anonymous11 months ago
No, all the helicopter parenting and lazy TV watching and picky food eating and over cleaning and whatever else has evolved more and more "people" into allergy prone things. Go outside and eat some dirt for god sakes