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White House Explores Global Warming's Health Benefits

The White House should hand out pamphlets featuring stock photos of squealing, happy children and serene-looking seniors entitled “Global Warming And You!” after spokeswoman Dana Perino’s startling musings about possible “health benefits” of global warming. Perino made the comments, with a disclaimer, in speaking with reporters Wednesday at the White House.


Wired Science:

On Wednesday, spokeswoman Dana Perino told reporters that US experts were trying to determine “what are going to be the health benefits and the health concerns of climate change, of which there are many.”

Asked to detail what the benefits would be, Perino replied: “Look, this is an issue where I’m sure lots of people would love to ridicule me when I say this.”

“But it is true that many people die from cold-related deaths every winter. And there are studies that say that climate change in certain areas of the world would help those individuals,” she added. “I’m not an expert.”

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