Thursday, December 22, 2011

"Scientific" American suggests that CO2-induced warming is already killing 150,000 people per year

Could Public Health Benefits Make Combating Climate Change Free?: Scientific American

Climate change threatens human health, therefore reducing greenhouse gas emissions may help our medical well-being, too

David Biello

...Already WHO research suggests that current warming of global average temperatures of just under one degree Celsius is responsible for an additional 150,000 deaths per year, largely due to agricultural failures and diarrheal disease in developing countries. "All the inputs are on the conservative side," says Campbell-Lendrum, who helped come up with the number.


Anonymous said...

I'm sure this guy hasn't included the deaths offset by the fact that warming has significantly reduced Malaria transmission. I doubt he also calculated the the lower amount of cold weather deaths that occur in a warming world.

GoFigure560 said...

Over what period? Do you suppose the author(s) even recognize that there has been no warming since 1998 ?

Colin M Henderson said...

It's 150,000 jobs that Global Warming hysteria is killing!