Some readers may have seen this …….
A World Health Organisation report predicting the scale of deaths from global warming in decades to come has exaggerated the threat ten-fold, according to a former US government adviser on climate change.
The WHO’s report predicts a quarter of a million deaths per year between 2030 and 2050, a figure that Dr Goklany slammed as “preposterous”, because the model didn’t account for people’s ability to adapt.
The WHO’s study was released in the run up to the UN Summit on climate change in September. Amongst its predictions were claims that 95,000 more people would die each year from malnutrition, 60,000 from malaria, 48,000 from diarrhoea and 38,000 elderly who would die from heat exposure.
However, the briefing sheet put out with the study does not explain the assumptions made when creating the predictions. Rather, that information is buried within a table in the full report. Under the column heading “potential options not included in the model” is the revelation that the diarrhoea prediction does not include the possibility of “improved water, sanitation and hygiene”; that coastal flooding deaths do not include “population relocation”, and that deaths by exposure to heat aren’t avoided through “improved heat health protection measures; early warning systems”.
According to Dr Indur Goklany, who was a member of the delegation that set up the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and helped developed its first assessment report, the assumptions render the report meaningless.
In a report designed to rebut the claims, titled Unhealthy Exaggeration: the WHO Report on Climate Change and published on the website of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Dr Goklany writes: “This study is fundamentally flawed.” …….
Well, yes, it is. It is fundamentally flawed in more ways than one.
While Dr. Goklany focused on one set of flaws, I think there are other flaws more important to focus on. First of all, the notion people would die of malnutrition because of global warming is insipidly stupid. As I have demonstrated over and over again, world food production is increasing beyond world population increase. If there were such a thing as global warming induced climate change (there isn’t) then it is favorable to crop production. Malaria is an infectious disease which has no relation to an average global temperature. Some of the worst malaria outbreaks have occurred in cold weather places. Malaria mostly occurs today because the world hasn’t put a priority into stamping the rest of it out. We could easily rid the world of this scourge if we put half the effort into wiping out malaria as we do trying to convince people our climate changing is something bad and people are responsible for it. Diarrhea? Diarrhea!!!!???? WTF? Global warming now causes diarrhea? HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! Heat waves? Is there any credible study which demonstrates heat waves are becoming more frequent or more severe? I’ve not seen one. And, I won’t see one because it can’t exist.
But, let’s pretend what the lunatics contend is realz. Let’s pretend one of the most
serial data adjusters liars are telling the truth (pick your iteration, historical data changes every time I look).
Really? Are we to honestly believe that causes diarrhea? Really? Seriously? No, of course they’re not serious. It’s a scary bedtime story to tell children and the feeble minded.