Note — Nov 28, 2021

It’s Time to Fear the Fungi

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More speculative and ‘what if’ then the above but they pair very well (we need more search on fungi), as well as with ‘The Earth after humans,’ since both address the changing planetary conditions and which species will thrive. In this case, the hypothesis is that higher temperatures will result in the evolution of more fungal infections that can affect humans.

About a third of people infected with Candida auris die from the infection within 30 days, and there have now been thousands of cases in 47 countries. Some scientists think this sudden boom in global cases is a harbinger of things to come. […]

Casadevall estimates that for every 1 degree increase in global temperature, the thermal gradient barrier between our guts and fungi could decrease by 5 percent.