Sunday, March 28, 2010

Don't be a joiner

The University of Tasmania is recruiting for a new study they are conducting into the health effects of climate change on chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

Reasons you should be concerned:

* What they are actually researching is the health effects of "extreme temperatures". That means the effect of extreme temperatures on you, the sick volunteer. Whats wierd is that global warming isn't expected to make Tasmania have extremes of temperatures. If anything it would make it nicer there. Why aren't they researching the health effects of a sub-tropical holiday on people with chronic health then?

* Their hypothesis is that the health of chronically ill people will suffer from subjecting them to extremes of temperature. (Once again, let me point out they mean you.)

* Somehow, presumably, this got ethical approval.

2 comments:

  1. Wayne Job Broadford VictoriaMarch 29, 2010 at 6:14 AM

    Paua,
    This stuff and nonsense about our barrier reef and the coral sea should be in the main stream news. It is a sad indictment of our current crop of investigative reporters who cow tow to all things Gaia. On another note I have found another woman such as yourself worthy everything that can possibly be done to support her. Hissa Hilal from Saudi Arabia a poet contesting a TV competition called a million poets in Abu Dhabi. Dressed head to toe in black with only hers eyes showing [ Because of the problems it would cause to the men in her family if she did not ] This womans poetry against the bulls@@t is causing all sorts of nasty threats. It is her aim that her daughter can be free of the cr2p and wear whatever she wants and be and do what ever she wants. That is one brave woman.
    Wayne

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  2. Harry the HackerApril 4, 2010 at 7:56 PM

    The medical research people want to check something else out, and this is how they got the research grant approved.

    Its seems to be a pretty standard thing now that research grants w/o "Climate Change" in them get lots of scrutiny to make sure the $ will be spent wisely. (And fair enuf too).

    BUT if you put "Climate Change" into the grant application - somewhere, anywhere - then its a show-in. Flavour of the month.

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