In case you missed it, a few days ago a study linking global warming to increased kidney stone frequency made the news cycle. The theory goes something like this… kidney stones are known to occur much more often in people living in warmer climates than cooler ones (proven fact); so global warming, by extension, will result in more folks being affected by the ailment.
The hypothesis and conclusion generally make sense. Seems pretty simple cause and effect, assuming the warming predictions come true. But it does make you wonder if these warming-calamity linkage studies sometimes go over the top.
Posted by Jim Duncan