Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Since When is Lightning a "Disease"?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) tell us men are six times more likely to be killed by lightning than women. Of course, meteorologists have known this for decades.

Okay, but why is the CDC even doing this work? Here is an article from 2009 that reaches the same conclusions. And, one from AccuWeather in 2011 with the same information.

Last time I checked, neither bacteria nor virus nor fungus were part of the composition of lightning. So, it is hardly a "disease."

We keep hearing the federal government is short of money but there sure seems to be a lot of duplication, mission-creep, and reporting the obvious.

1 comment:

  1. Well, what do you expect from a government that spends our money on things like building dragon robots to teach preschoolers language skills, and designing robotic squirrels for use in the field to study rattlesnake behavior. (Lest anyone think I'm making this up, see for yourself
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