Today we at The Lid would like to honor the wonderful creativity coming from the Global Warming/Climate Change Alarmists with a new addition to the  “Crazy Things The Moonbats Blame on Climate Change” List. The latest honoree is the claim that Global Warming causes eye disorders.

….scientists all over the world agree that increased levels of ultraviolet radiation reaching the surface of the Earth, resulting from ozone depletion at high altitude, and a toxic mix of air pollutants are responsible for serious eye disorders.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), of the 18 million people worldwide who have cataract-related diseases, 5% are directly attributable to UV radiation. UVA light, a component of UV radiation, stimulates the over-production of damaging oxygen-free radicals responsible for the clouding of the lens, typical of cataracts.

Last year researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, started gathering data for what is to date the largest study into the link between global warming and eye health. 

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More than 5,000 people across north-east India are being screened for eye disease and are asked to fill in a questionnaire on how much time they spend outdoors. The results will then be compared with regional meteorological data.

According to Robyn Lucas, associate professor at the Australian National University, Canberra, there is already strong evidence that short exposures to intense UV radiation can cause painful inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva, and that even low-dose, long-term exposure is a risk factor for cataract pterygium – a non-cancerous growth of the thin tissue that lays over the white part of the eye – and eye cancer.

Scientists also believe that the rise in global temperature attributed to the greenhouse effect of global warming can be linked directly to some eye conditions, and that airborne pollutants, such as sulphur dioxide, soot and dust, can cause dry eyes, irritation and visual impairment. 

Sonal Rughani, eye health development adviser at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), says that excessive UV exposure can also increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration which affects the retina of the eye, causing blurry and distorted vision. Elderly people are most at risk.

OK dust and other pollutants in the air causing eye problems make sense..but global warming?? Where the heck do they get that from? As usual they make the claim but offer the proof. But you gotta give them credit for creativity.

Eye Disorders are officially inducted onto the “Crazy Things The Moonbats Blame on Climate Change” list along with all the other crazy things they try to get us to believe on the list below, each of the items is hot-linked to the full story:

The Arab spring,Incredible shrinking sheep, Invasion of jellyfish in the Mediterranean, Surge in fatal shark attack, Boy Scout tornado deaths, Global conflict, Beer tasting different, Suicide of farmers in Australia, Bigger tuna fish, longer days, shorter days, Collapse of gingerbread houses in Sweden, Cow infertility, UFO sightings in the UK, Rise in insurance premiums, Heroin addiction, Frigid Cold Winters in Great Britain, Cancer, Death from heart disease, diabetes, stroke, respiratory disease and even accidents, homicide, suicide, water -borne disease outbreaks, heavier, wetter snowstorms treacherous for travel and ambulation, Lyme disease, swarms of allergy-inducing, stinging insects, along with mosquitoes and devastating pine bark beetle infestations and the spread of forest and crop pests, 40,000 dead crabs , unrest in the Middle East. screwed-up love making, the Japanese earthquake-tsunami, horrible rash of tornadoes in southeast United States,extended severe allergy seasons, Lyme disease, malaria or dengue fever, trauma, depression, high blood pressure and heart disease,and increased threat of wars, violence and military action against the UK. migration of possibly rabid Vampire bats from Mexico, Armed robbery, prostitution, and drug abuse in Ghana.
Insanity and now Eye Disorders.