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30 Sep2021

Want to Lock Down for the Climate?

Published by Wall Street Journal

From the news to late-night shows, much of the media makes it sound as if renewables are on the verge of taking over. But that’s far from reality. In 2019, the latest complete year of data, 81% of the world’s energy supply came from fossil fuels, according to the International Energy Agency. Even if all nations were to fulfill their current climate promises, the IEA estimates that fossil-fuel use would still make up 73% by 2040.

16 Sep2021

Climate Change Saves More Lives Than You’d Think

Published by Wall Street Journal

Global warming does cause more heat deaths, but the editors’ statistic is deceptive. They say global heat deaths have gone up by 54% among old people in the past 20 years, but they fail to mention that the number of old people has risen by almost as much. Demographics drove most of the rise, not climate change.

16 Sep2021

Skyll inte allt som händer på klimatförändringar

Published by Svenska Dagbladet

Alarmism och fakta är två olika saker. Klimatet tjänar inte på att de båda blandas ihop.

13 Sep2021

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%.

11 Sep2021

Do the maths for the real story on climate disasters

Published by The Australian

Media gives outsized attention to plane crashes. But lots of stories of plane crashes do not provide a good insight into transport safety. You need statistics to realise that planes are much safer than cars. Climate alarmist reporting is causing the same problem with ever-proliferating stories about extreme heatwaves, floods and fires. This gale of ghastly tragedies argues that out-of-control climate change is causing ever deadlier calamities. Yet this narrative is contradicted by the data.

8 Sep2021

The World Is Getting Safer From Floods

Published by Wall Street Journal

Though the images of abandoned cars in waterlogged East Coast streets might make you think otherwise, the relative toll that floods take on the U.S.—in property and lives—has decreased over time. Flooding costs as a share of gross domestic product declined almost 10-fold since 1903 to 0.05% of GDP, while annual flood death risk—fatalities per million—dropped almost threefold. World-wide data are sparser, but flood research shows costs relative to GDP and deaths relative to population have decreased globally from 1980 to 2010.

8 Sep2021

Las catástrofes relacionadas con el clima no causan más muertes

Published by Milenio

Los informes alarmistas sobre el clima nos desinforman sobre las extremas olas de calor, las inundaciones y los incendios. Tenemos la impresión de que el cambio climático fuera de control está causando calamidades cada vez más mortales. Sin embargo, los datos desmienten esta afirmación.

4 Sep2021

Klimarelateret dødsrisiko er faldet med 99 pct.

Published by Jyllands-Posten

Dommedagsrapporter om klimaet er årsag til mere og mere omsiggribende historier om ekstreme varmebølger, oversvømmelser og brande. Medierne giver flystyrt overdreven opmærksomhed. Men masser af historier om flystyrt giver ikke god indsigt i transportsikkerhed. Der skal statistik til for at vise, at fly er langt mere sikre end biler.

3 Sep2021

Hurricane Ida Isn’t the Whole Story on Climate

Published by Wall Street Journal

Hurricane season has arrived in the Atlantic Ocean. Already this summer Hurricanes Henri and Ida have caused headline-generating damage and flooding in the Gulf states, the Southeast and the Middle Atlantic states. Yet despite what you may have heard, Atlantic hurricanes are not becoming more frequent. In fact, the frequency of hurricanes making landfall in the continental U.S. has declined slightly since 1900.

31 Aug2021

Kliimasoojenemine päästab elusid

Published by Postimees

Kliimasoojenemine ei ole apokalüpsis, vaid probleem, mille me peaksime targalt lahendama, kirjutab mõttekoja Copenhagen Consensus president Bjørn Lomborg.

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