Climate Change, Carbon Emissions Threaten Human Health Reports Fresh Water Advocate

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Bio-Logic Aqua® Research founder and host of Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show to discuss dry eye, dehydration and other climate related diseases.

People not only “are what they eat,” they are also what they breathe, according to fresh water advocate and radio host Sharon Kleyne. If the Earth experiences climate change, says Kleyne, the human body will experience an inner climate change. And most of the health results are not good, especially with respect to drought and carbon emissions.

Kleyne will talk about climate change, carbon emissions and related health issues on her upcoming Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show airs on February 2, 2015 at 10 a.m.. For the live broadcast, or podcasts of past shows, go to

The syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show, hosted by fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne, is heard weekly on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The education oriented show is sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua® Research, a global research and technology center founded by Kleyne and specializing in fresh water, the atmosphere and dehydration. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the Research Center’s signature product for dry and dehydrated eyes.

One effect of climate change, according to Kleyne, is dryer air. Global warming and air pollution are causing increases in solar radiation and atmospheric carbon dioxide, and a decrease in the air’s relative humidity worldwide, especially in the upper atmosphere where clouds and weather systems originate. There is also more energy in the atmosphere, which increases the incidence and severity of extreme weather events, including extended drought.

The result, for humans, says Kleyne, is an increase in dehydration related diseases such as cholera, dehydration, dry eye, dry skin and skin cancer. Dry eye syndrome has become a global health crisis and the number one complaint heard by ophthalmologists in the United States. The problem is even worse in countries air pollution is worse.

Climate change is causing an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide, also with serious health consequences, according to Kleyne. Carbon dioxide is a major “greenhouse gas” that traps heat and raises temperatures.* The most common greenhouse gas by far, Kleyne notes, is atmospheric water vapor, called “humidity.” With reduced humidity in the upper atmosphere and increased carbon emissions, carbon dioxide gas (CO2) could replace some of the missing water vapor.

*Tolletson, J., “Obama acts alone on climate change,” Nature, January 27, 2015

The difference between water vapor and carbon dioxide, Kleyne explains, is that carbon dioxide is poisonous and water is not. A good illustration of the effects of too much CO2 may be seen at Mammoth Lakes, California. Carbon dioxide seepage from underground volcanic chambers has created areas in the forest where every living organism has died.

Carbon emissions can be harmful to health from several directions, according to Kleyne. Early symptoms of carbon dioxide poisoning include fatigue, irritation and shortness of breath. Carbon particulates in the air (soot) can migrate from lung tissue to internal organs causing all sorts of problems. Because carbon attracts moisture, minute airborne carbon particulates often become raindrop cores. When such a raindrop lands on the skin or eyes, the tendency of CO2 particles to attract water can be dehydrating.    

One human cause of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide (in addition to automobile and industrial emissions), Kleyne points out, is soil depletion resulting from chemical fertilizers, over planting, acid rain and erosion. These can deplete the soil of SOC’s (“soil organic carbons”). The loss of organic content decreases the soil’s ability to retain moisture, decreases productivity, reduces crop nutrient content and increases greenhouses gasses.

None of these are good for your health, says Kleyne.

Kleyne’s solution? It is up to each individual to become proactive in educating themselves on the possible health effects of climate changes and global warming. To survive and remain healthy, says Kleyne, drastic diet and lifestyle changes may be required.

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