What Is Fueling Autism Epidemic? A Different View

Fermenting Planet,

Fermenting Little People

Majid Ali, M.D.

Our planet is fermenting and so are we. This, of course, is not new. What is new is the scale of the change. Humans can think only on linear scales. For example, I say that going at 50 miles an hour, my car will travel 100 miles in two hours. That is not the way of nature. Nature changes on exponential scales. The reason we do not see this in everyday occurrence is because nature moves with steps and counter-steps, masking the rate of change. There are exceptions to it on geologic scales.

Frightenin Rise in the Incidence of the Autism Spectrum

The evidence is rapidly accumulating that the current climatic changes are likely to build up changes on exponential scales. Consider the case of rising prevalence of autism spectrum, I rest my case by reproducing here a dramatic graph reproduced from the science journal, Nature (Nov.3, 2011):

Nature (Nov.3, 2011):

 


The Case of Salamanders

Salamanders in the Appalachian Mountains are getting smaller, and species at lower altitudes, where the greatest drying and warming has occurred, are the most affected. One species became 18 percent smaller over 55 years.


The Case of Bumblebees

Bumblebees and other pollinators are critical to global agriculture, but recent studies suggest that up to one-quarter of Europe’s bumblebee population may die out.


The Case of Mosquitoes

…a 1.8 degree Fahrenheit temperature increase could result in an additional three million malaria cases annually in Ethiopia among those under age 15.


Fermenting Oceans, Fermenting People Series

To be continued in my series entitled “Fermenting Oceans, Fermenting People.”

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