Skip to comments.Global Warming is Not Tied to Natural Disasters and Extreme Weather
Posted on 12/29/2008 12:24:41 PM PST by Notoriously Conservative
Natural disasters 'killed over 220,000' in 2008 by Simon Sturdee AFP 12 29 2008
Natural disasters killed over 220,000 people in 2008, making it one of the most devastating years on record and underlining the need for a global climate deal, the world's number two reinsurer said Monday.
What I find particularly funny is, the article talks mostly about non-global warming caused disasters. For instance, 70,000 of those deaths were caused by an earthquake in China:
Just days later an earthquake shook China's Sichuan province, leaving 70,000 dead, 18,000 missing and almost five million homeless, according to official figures, Munich Re said.
He then talks about how COLD weather caused 1000 deaths in Afghanistan. Ya know I looked and looked, but I just couldn't find where in the dictionary a "cold snap" was listed as a natural disaster:
Around 1,000 people died in a severe cold snap in January in Afghanistan, Kyrgystan and Tajikistan, while 635 perished in August and September in floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
He also admits that there were less natural disasters this year, than in 2007:
Although the number of natural disasters was lower than in 2007, the catastrophes that occurred proved to be more destructive in terms of the number of victims and the financial cost of the damage caused, Germany-based Munich Re said in its annual assessment.
Furthermore, he works under the broad assumption that every one agrees with the legitimacy of global warming, and therefore, he doesn't once try and make any sort of scientific or even logical link between natural disasters and global warming. He simply states that they are caused by increased pollution and global warming.
Yep, another article by the MSM about how we are all going to die if we don't avert global warming, by making our...
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