“Climate CHANGE kills about 350,000 deaths a year” trumpets a
Reuters headline of a so-called scientific report. And the number “is expected” to rise to a half million a year by the year 2030. This report is pure bogus, but idiot liberals and those unfortunate others who can’t read and comprehend, and use a little reasoning ability, just lap this up.
First, the report is not claiming anthropogenic climate change is causing the deaths. Just “climate change.” But the report was made for the U.N. and the U.N. is using it to blame on global warming. What is “climate change” to the scientists? Droughts. Floods. Storms (which includes hurricanes, typhoones, tornados, thunderstorms, etc.). “Creeping deserts.” The same things that have been claiming lives since humans first existed. But they imply, or leave the readers to hopefully conclude, that these deaths are due to global warming. They aren’t.
Second, they make it sound like the death toll will rise because the problem is getting worse. But of course more people might die from the same problems in the year 2030–because there will be more people by then. Droughts in Africa? Then more people will likely die twenty years from now, because there will be more people. Typhoons in India? Ditto.
Then they use this faulty reasoning to support their cry for cap and trade and other bogus attempts to stop “global warming.” The beauty of this approach is that no matter what happens, it can be blamed on human activity. Snowstorms kill hundreds? That is “climate change” and we can add it to the category. Bad tornadoes kill people? Climate change. Whatever weather problem causes deaths, they gleefully add them to their total.
The ultimate goal of the U.N.? Extort more money from us to pay for their bogus plans. And ignorant saps buy it. Don’t be that dumb guy.