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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Thursday, October 15, 2015

its real

when i was twenty years old
i moved from southern arkansas
where it seemed the air where we lived
seemed so clear
no permanent haze was seen all the time

i moved to southern california to the high desert
another place with nice clean air
except when the winds would blow the
wrong direction
this stuff would come over the mountains down
into the desert floor
producing a fog like sky as it spread out
over the desert

i did notice an increase in the number of asthma
patients and emphysema patients uring smog time
in the emergency room where i worked while in college
as an emergency room technician

after living there for a few weeks
i took a trip up into the mountains
through the pass down into the los angeles basin
was this rusty red cloud
i said to my historian brother whom i lived with at the time
that sure is a strange looking cloud
its so thick and seems to go for miles and miles

he said
man thats smog

Image result for free images of smog
as we drove down the other side of the mountain into
the valley below
it was real thick
heck it was like a fog that had moved in
at times you could barely see across the street at times
almost china like

later i moved down there with my new wife she
lived there
worked there
went to college there for two years

in the winter the wind would blow all that stuff
out to sea
you could look out in the distance
see the beautiful mountains
well there were a lot of dead trees up there
supposedly killed by all that smog

one good thing about living in all that smog
it made me quit smoking
i hacked and coughed all the time while living there
even wheezed and rattled inside
thats crazy i said
so i quit smoking

then my respiratory symptoms went away

what if i smoked for years and lived in that smog all my life
imagine how rotten my lungs would have been

then imagine what would happen to trees and plants and animals
that live in all that stuff
it would not be a good thing
they would all die young

recently i was thinking
so thats what climate change is
how it can be affected by  pollution

Image result for free images of chronic bronchitis
pretend my lungs were the earths surface
all those microcilia were the trees
all that slimy mucous junk that was coming up
was what would be happening to our earth
leaving me with denuded damaged scarred lung lining
know you dont have to imagine
its there to see
a mountain of trees dying
what grows in it place
what effect does that have on all the environment
it cant be good

now suppose thats happening everywhere
plus all the natural changes that are occurring
its not good when the north pole is melting
where they gonna put that perry flag
on a buoy on the ocean

how oh how we can we afford to not do nothing

those who dont believe in climate change
afford to be wrong

itll be too late

the organicgreen doctor

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