AGW Today: It’s The Greatest Health Threat Of The 21st Century

The scare-mongering continues

Global warming is the biggest public health threat of the 21st century, eclipsing infectious diseases, water shortages and poverty, a team of medical and climate-change researchers concluded.

Once they realized they would get some great grants for doing more studies!

The phenomenon will be felt first in the developing world, further burdening a population already in crisis from food shortages, said the report from University College London that was published today in The Lancet journal. The changing climate will also cause real and lasting damage to the Western world, affecting generations to come, said Anthony Costello, a pediatrician at University College London.

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The same Lancet that came out with that silly statistical study that libs used to say the U.S. had killed a hundred thousand Iraqi’s? Yup. You know what will cause real hardship in the developing world? Increasing the cost and/or reducing the supply of modern energy sources. Perhaps if these liberals were so concerned, they would allow the use of DDT to save millions of lives every year without threatening those countries.

“Climate change is a health issue affecting billions of people, not just an environmental issue about polar bears and deforestation,” Costello said during a news conference. “We are setting up a world for our children and grandchildren that may be extremely frightening and turbulent.”

Polar bears are doing so great that Obama has kept Dubya era rules in place. In may areas, such as the USA, there are more trees now then when the Pilgrims came to our shores. However, deforestation in areas such as South America are an environmental concern, which has little to do with AGW. Not much concern from the Left over the Generation Theft Act creating a frightening and turbulent future for the kids and grandkids, eh?

A warmer planet will flood cities, leading to mass migration of coastal-dwelling residents and triggering wars as resources such as food and water become scarcer, the researchers said. Rising temperatures will spread diseases like malaria and increase deaths from flooding, drought and more intense storms.

The ocean levels went up a whopping 8 inches during the 20th century, and had been going up that amount per century most of the last several thousand years. In other words, the norm. As far as malaria, back to DDT. And even teh UN IPCC cannot make a claim that storms will get more intense. Know why? Because the worst storms are caused by a clash between very cold air and warm air. If warm is meeting warm, storms aren’t as bad.

“This is not a disaster movie with a happy ending,” Costello said. “This is something that is happening and we need to do something about it now. To try and put spurious body bag figures on this is going to be very, very difficult.”

No, this is real life, and is something that has happened throughout the history of the Earth, and, notably, back during the “dark ages,” during the Global Climate Optimum. During that time, culture expanded, they grew wine in Britain, and the Vikings became farmers in Greenland. Then came the Little Ice Age. People where ice skating and having parties on the Thames, the farming Vikings died out, and, oh, yes, the Black Plague killed somewhere between 30% to 60% of Europe’s population. Interestingly, I’d say that global cooling was the greatest threat from around 1200 A.D. to around 1850.

It’s all about the scare for control. Because, as John Christy said “The problem is that the solutions being offered don’t provide any detectable relief from this so-called catastrophe.” If there is no detectable relief, then what is the point of the legislation and rules?

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