"We’re Going to Need An Ocean of Calamine Lotion"

I thought of that immortal line from the Coasters’ Poison Ivy when blog reader Keith passed on this article about poison ivy getting worse as a result of global warming:

A study published in the journal Weed Science in 2007 stated that poison ivy is getting bigger, spreading faster and producing more urushiol as the result of increasing levels of carbon dioxide, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article.

Keith beat me to one of my other favorite lines, Global warming — Is there anything it can’t do?!

UPDATE: Anthony Watts brings another example poison ivy and global warming, this from the Field Museum in Chicago. Click here to read.

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