TED Talks, Feb 2005
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Data contradicts climate-alarmist reporting
Published by Business Day
A new survey shows that many young people are terrified of climate change. Echoing what they have heard from alarmed campaigners, journalists and politicians, they are urging drastic policies based on the claim that the "climate apocalypse" is becoming more and more deadly.
A closer look at the data, however, does not support this narrative at all. Over the past century, climate-related deaths have dropped an astounding 96%. And despite the sensationalist reporting about fires, heat and floods, 2021 is on track to achieve a century-long climate-related death risk decline of 99.7%.
Slate Copenhagen Consensus 2012: Big Problems, Big Solutions
Published by Slate
Climate change is important—but it shouldn’t distract us from other crucial problems
Published by Fortune
What is the point of climate change policy? To make the world a better place for all of us, and for future generations.
In my new book, False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet, I analyze a lot of ways to make smart climate policy—and many that unfortunately waste resources. But we also need to ask ourselves the broader question: If the goal is to make the world a better place, is climate change policy the most important thing to focus on?