And so it is that any disaster is now blamed on man-made warming the way they once were on satanic forces. See for yourself on www.numberwatch.co.uk/warmlist.htm the full list, including kidney stones, volcanic eruptions, bad wine (said what?), insomnia (I want to be awake to watch the planet when it burns itself to cinders), and even bad tempers (give `em lexapro!), Vampire moths (one was chasing me just the other day), and bubonic plagues (surely, warming is causing the Swine Flu). (This site is not sponsored by Big Oil, Big Gas, or Big Coal)
Nothing is too far-fetched for the Warmers and their preachers in the media to seize upon and claim is a sign of a warming planet, because you see, they are desperate to find something that we can actually see. So far, though, just as their 160-year search for the "missing link" has failed, all outlets have ended in coldness.
Bottom line: fewer people now die from extreme weather events, whether cyclones, floods, or blinding heatwaves than anytime in recorded history, and millions more people live in danger zones. There is a better warning system, but millions don't heed these warnings. The plain fact is that the disasters we see so highly dramatized and covered by the 24-7 media are not nearly as bad as those the nation suffered from 1922-1939, one of the more torrid periods in the earth's recent history.
In a study by Indur Goklany, who represented the US at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he writes this: "There is no signal in the mortality data to indicate increases in the overall frequencies or severities of extreme weather events, despite large increases in the population over the last fifty years."
To be continued...