Climate The Science Causes Blindness

Climate The Science Causes Blindness

The average daily temperature in Singapore is 88 degrees. Or, in barbarian units, 31. Every day of the year.

Here’s the headline: “Now scientists say climate change is making us BLIND“. With subheadline: “Those in warmer areas were up to 44 percent more likely to have vision problems”.

Compared to people living in states with an average temperature below 50F like New York and Maine, those in states with temperatures above 60F — Florida, Texas and Georgia — faced the highest risk.

Those who lived in areas with an average annual temperature of 55 to 59.99F — such as Virginia, Kentucky and California — were 24 percent more likely to have vision problems.

Therefore, The Science says, everybody in Singapore is blind. Indeed, anybody who lives within, oh, plus or minus 200 miles of the equator must be blind. The heat will have, in effect, gouged out their eyes.

It’s so bad, the heat, that I went to visit my parents in Florida and had to use a cane for a week after.

I believe this new The Science explains women’s behavior. Hear me out. We all know women enjoy signaling their attractiveness to men. In winter, they can do this fully clothed, even overdressed. Because men’s vision in the cold must be nearly perfect.

Come summer, women are forced to strip down, even to almost nothing at the beach, where it is typically hottest. This is the only way men, whose vision has been degraded by the hot sun, can still see them.

It’s Science!

I may go blind if am forced to read any more of these “climate change” papers. That’s only slightly a joke. For that is how the lunatics are winning. They are many, and we are few. They can push out a dozen of these papers a day, almost all funded by the Regime, whereas we can only look at maybe one a week, the looking funded by you, dear reader.

Even if we can create doubt in a small handful of these papers, the very weight of the remaining publications serves as sufficient evidence, to most, that “climate change” is always bad, and never good.

The peer-reviewed paper is “Association Between Area Temperature and Severe Vision Impairment in a Nationally Representative Sample of Older Americans” by Esme Fuller-Thomson, ZhiDi Deng, and Elysia G. Fuller-Thomson in Ophthalmic Epidemiology.

They used regular weather data, and married it to Census survey data, which asked “Is this person blind or does he/she have serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses?” They looked at people “65 and older in the coterminous US who lived in the same state in which they were born”.

They excluded people who were not born in the state in which they resided, they said, because they couldn’t be sure if the heat from another local caused their blindness. Well, I live in the state in which I was born, but I spent most of my life outside it. So this maneuver does little. But never mind; let them have it.

Here are their results:

Higher average temperature is consistently associated with increased odds of severe vision impairment across all cohorts (i.e. age, sex, race, income, and educational attainment cohorts) with the exception of Hispanic older adults. Compared to those who lived in counties with average temperature of?

Now I ask you, having read everything do far, and presumably being able to keep your attention from wandering—no easy task—would you say it is a fair summary of their results to say “the hotter it is, the more likely you’ll go blind”?

I think it is.

How did they get their stunning results, you asked? Glad you asked:

We explored whether the relationship between average temperature and vision impairment was linear and discovered the relationship was closer to a sigmoidal curve (or S-curve) with comparable odds of vision loss for those who lived in counties with an average temperature less than 50 °F, followed by a steep increase between 50 °F and 60 °F and a levelling off of association for those at 60 °F or higher.

The most dangerous range is between 50 and 60 F!

Where in the paper is the picture of the data, blindness by temperature? I can’t see it. Get it? Get it?

Those living in the cold (like me, a man with excellent vision) are fine. Hot Floridians are fine. Those in the transition are doomed to forever grope in the dark.

It’s Science.

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  1. William Wallace

    Who are they who are so wise in The Sience?

    She turned me into a newt…..

    I got better

  2. Jim H

    I think you should investigate sugar in iced tea next. That, and boiled peanuts.

  3. Brian (bulaoren)

    I am reminded of a 1982 song by Thomas Dolby; “She blinded me with science”

  4. Incitadus

    And to think I labored for so many years under the misapprehension that the digital
    manipulation of the pudenda was the cause of blindness.

  5. cdquarles

    Talk about spurious correlation. Anything to push the narrative, despite it being stupid, silly and false. I might get around to reading this garbage, but I’m not likely to find what they said to be sound.

    @Jim H,
    Well, they could also try to investigate banana consumption or watermelon consumption, too.

  6. cdquarles

    Oh, wait, did they just find (again) the varying incidence of cataracts (among other things), which has multiple causes (and gridded average temperature cannot be one of them).

  7. Uncle Mike

    The medical profession has degenerated into myopic absurdity in every specialty. They do more harm than good. I know some practitioners who are unhappy with the general collapse, but they are afraid or unable to rock the sinking boat.

    I also know some MD’s who can barely read or write and are mired in superstition and political correctness. They are dangerous to your health and then some. My advice: Patient, heal thyself.

  8. Brian(bulaoren)

    In reply to Incitadus; In an ancient joke about a young self abuser, caught in flagrante delicto, the miscreant asks “Can I just do it until I need glasses?”

  9. Pk

    Like a blind man at an orgy, I’ll have to feel my way around.

  10. James J. Roper

    Unfortunately, today, bad science is published all the time. The fact that this study was published reflects very poorly on the reviewers – aside from the authors, of course. Bad science gets past even the best reviewers and journals at times, because of the way the publishing system, and academic system, work – publish or perish. That said, good science is also published all the time. For every bad study published, I’m sure that there is probably more than one good study also published. The odds SHOULD be much better than that. The moral of the story? Look for good studies, because the bad ones will fade into oblivion soon enough.

  11. C-Marie

    Soooooooo, Panic, Panic, Everywhere!!!!

    Orrrrrrr, Peace In Jesus Christ Every Minute Of Every Day!!!!

  12. SPQR2947

    Brian (bulaoren)
    July 17, 2023 at 10:44 am
    I am reminded of a 1982 song by Thomas Dolby; “She blinded me with science”

    Aaaaand that’s a wrap, folks. This thread should be closed.

    Phenomenal comment. Couldn’t stop laughing for several minutes. I see what you did there.

  13. It is obvious that progressive views cause blindness (and so implicitly that belief in anthropogenic warming causes blindness): just show any believer the facts and they’ll loudly demonstrate a complete inability to see them.

  14. Despite Roper’s fantasies science is crashing and burning as we speak. The coof and vax narrative has become increasingly absurd and now Cosmologists are arguing amongst themselves about whether or not the Universe is twice as old as we thought it was previously. The sooner we burn all these losers at the stake as heretics and apostates and go back to haruspicy the better.

  15. Johnno

    Everyone who labours over a hot stove or oven might therefore be going blind.

    Women and chefs are the most affected.

    Expurts are hard at work to reduce harm by banning gas and propane stoves and BBQs least you hurt yourself and apply for disability benefits. Bill Gates may even blot out the Sun, so we can more easily spot the women from the guys dressed up like them on the beach.

    Are AI finally officially writing these papers? I’m sure the algorithms have largely been trained on the best THE SCIENCE ™ has to offer. Why, anything else would surely be illegal.

  16. Franzen

    Not that I like this study, but it wouldn’t hurt to actually understand what is written:
    “followed by a steep increase between 50 °F and 60 °F and a LEVELLING OFF of association for those at 60 °F or higher”
    It means that it rises until 60 °F, and then it stays about the same, not that it decreases.
    So your sarcastic note (“The most dangerous range is between 50 and 60 F!”) does not make any sense.

  17. Briggs


    I hope you typed these comments in a room less than 60. Or else you’re blind by now. And, alas, cannot read my sympathetic note.

  18. Gunther Heinz

    I just learned that women of Ukraine are being KEPT AWAY from deadly combat due to the oversized baggy uniforms they are issued. This is OUTRAGEOUS! SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING!

  19. James J. Roper

    The irony of all this is that the authors admitted that more research should be done, so they admit it’s not conclusive. The next irony is the effect size, which is so small as to not override the effects of any other cause of sight problems. Finally, there IS an effect, which suggests that something is going on, and perhaps other (correlated), unknown, issues exist. Throwing the baby out with the bathwater again. Of course, as I previously stated, I don’t think this study was worth publishing, but that doesn’t mean it’s totally useless.

  20. Cary D Cotterman

    This might explain those wonky old triangular buildings in Egypt.

  21. The grifters who wrote this paper, and people like them, should be in orange jumpsuits picking up trash in public parks until they can prove they are capable of doing something actually useful and constructive with their lives and not be leaching off the taxpayer with scientism as the excuse. It’s way past time for a purge of Universities in the manner King Henry VIII. The only issue is, what religion will replace scientism…

  22. …to answer my own question, the religion will likely be AI in the form of purported “super intelligent AGI”. Quite how the scientists will justify their “more research is needed” BS in the light of all-knowing super intelligent AGI is another matter. The oligarchs won’t need the scientists anyway, they can insist that the super intelligence has decreed that you must eat the bugs to save the planet. Thus the scientists, and scientism, will become the irrelevance they really are and the scientists will be eating bugs in their life pod and fretting about their CDBC allocation along with the rest of us.

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