By Dan Shapley
As the world warms, animals, plants and diseases will migrate into new regions -- putting once-northerly climes at risk of tropical diseases like malaria, and extending the disease season for once-cold weather diseases like the flu. Predicting the spread of disease is one of the agenda items for microbiologists meeting this week in Toronto. File this one under better safe than sorry. Global warming is real and happening, but the rate of warming -- and its consequences -- are still in our control. The groundswell of support for climate action from, corporate boardrooms to residential bedrooms, offers hope that the worst fears about climate change will never be realized, according to a story in the May 23 USA Today.