by P. Homewood, January 7, 2020 in ClimateChangeDispatch
The Lancet has published its latest annual report on health and climate change, which inevitably orders us to stop using fossil fuels or the kids will get it!
It is the usual load of overhyped rubbish of the sort we have seen in previous years.
The executive summary contains a number of questionable claims and statements which seriously undermine the report’s integrity and reliability.
For a start, it claims that ‘a child born today will experience a world that is more than four degrees warmer than the pre-industrial average.’
Really? A temperature rise of three degrees in 50 years or so? Even the highly discredited climate models don’t regard this as realistic. For the Lancet to state this as a bald-faced fact calls into question the objectivity of its contents.
It then proceeds to list all sorts of ways in which health is already being impacted by climate change, including disease transmission, air pollution, extreme weather (which apparently will affect women more – yes, that’s got me and all!), wildfires, heatwaves and goodness knows what else.
Yet, tucked away in Figure 5 is the dirty little secret that mortality rates from climate-related causes have been plummeting since 1990.