Sunday, December 02, 2007

Weather Related Deaths Increasing Due to Global Warming - NOT

See Times of London December 2, 2007 article Fall in weather deaths dents climate warnings by David Smith

■ “GREEN scientists have been accused of overstating the dangers of climate change by researchers who found that the number of people killed each year by weather-related disasters is falling.”

■ “Their report suggests that a central plank in the global warming argument – that it will result in a big increase in deaths from weather-related disasters – is undermined by the facts.”

■ “It shows deaths in such disasters peaked in the 1920s and have been declining ever since.”

■ “Average annual deaths from weather-related events in the period 1990-2006 – considered by scientists to be when global warming has been most intense – were down by 87% on the 1900-89 average. The mortality rate from catastrophes, measured in deaths per million people, dropped by 93%.”

■ “Compared with the peak rate of deaths from weather-related events in the 1920s of nearly 500,000 a year, the death toll during the period 2000-06 averaged 19,900.”


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