Is 'Global Warming' Saving Lives?

Thursday, October 21, 2021

David Simon of the American Spectator writes a piece in answer to recent assertions by Pete Buttigieg to the effect that proposed legislation to prevent global warming will save lives.

Here's a small sample:

Image by Caspar Rae, via Unsplash, license.
As Copenhagen Consensus president and environmental statistician Bjorn Lomborg wrote in the Wall Street Journal on September 16, "Global warming now prevents more than 166,000 temperature-related fatalities annually."

In addition, reams of scientific data fail to show a connection between global warming and natural disasters such as hurricanes, fires, and floods.

Global temperatures have been rising since the latter part of the 19th century. Yet a 2021 EPA report shows that the annual number of hurricanes has not increased since 1878: "Since 1878, about six to seven hurricanes have formed in the North Atlantic every year. Roughly two per year make landfall in the United States. The total number of hurricanes (particularly after being adjusted for improvements in observation methods) and the number reaching the United States do not indicate a clear overall trend since 1878." [links in original, bold added]
I recommend reading the whole thing.

-- CAV

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